From Augustine Okezie, Katsina
KATSINA State Chairman of the Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC), Hussaini Hamisu, has mentioned that the union expects the state authorities to quick monitor its negotiations with employees on the consequential changes arising from the signing into regulation of the brand new minimal wage.
He expressed hope that the joint committee negotiation between labour and the state authorities would work to beat the December deadline given by the nationwide headquarters of the NLC.
Hamisu, who made the decision on Christmas eve on the Katsina State Joint Committee assembly for the implementation the brand new minimal wage known as by the Secretary to the State Authorities, Mustapha Mohammadu Inuwa, additional counseled the state authorities for giving them the chance to serve the state in that capability.
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In the meantime, the Committe Chairman and Secretary to the State Authorities has disclosed that the committee would consider the income coming from the Federal Authorities to the state and the state’s Internally Generated Income (IGR) in addition to fee of salaries, gratuities and pensions to retirees into concerns throughout the ongoing negotiations.
Inuwa, who counseled the NLC for its understanding and persistence, appreciated them for his or her understanding.
He mentioned: “The labour and workers should understand that the government will do what it can afford and become sustainable based on the available resources.”