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Gov. Sanwo Olu Approves ₦35,000 As New Minimum Wage In Lagos

Gov. Sanwo Olu Approves ₦35,000 As New Minimum Wage In Lagos
Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor has concluded arrangement to pay ₦35,000 as the new minimum wage for workers beginning from November 31st, 2019.
The decision was consequent upon series of meetings and discussions held between the state’s Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JPSNC), and the government, witnessed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and Trade Union Congress (TUC), on payment of the new wage to public sector workers, where necessary terms of settlement and agreement were reached last Friday.

The Lagos State salaries consequential adjustment /increase would henceforth have Grade Level (GL) 01-06=₦35, 000.09; GL. 07=30%; GL. 08-10=25%; GL. 12-14=22.5%; and GL. 15 -17=20%.

Payments of allowances peculiar to certain professions/sectors such as Health Workers, Medical Personnel, and Teachers and others embedded in their respective Consolidated Salary Structures (such as CONHESS, CONMESS and CONTISS among others), shall be paid for those stated items (such as Hazard, Call, Shift, etc.) at such rates as provided in the various salaries of government approved in 2011.
   
Recall that the National Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (NJPSNC), and the Federal Government’s Negotiations and Consequential Adjustment of Salaries produced the following figures on Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure (CONPSS), has it that GL.01-06=₦30, 000, GL. 07=23.2%, GL. 08=20%, GL. 09=19%, GL. 10-14=16%, and GL. 15-17=14%.

Comrade Rasaq Adio Falade, State Chairman, JNC also disclosed that the payment of the New Minimum Wage at the consequential adjustment rates shall commence in Lagos State in the November, 2019 salary cycle.

He further added that payment of allowances peculiar to certain professions/sectors such as health workers, medical personnel, teachers,  and so on, embedded in their respective Consolidated Salary Structures (e.g. CONHESS, CONMESS, CONTISS, etc) shall be paid for those stated items (e.g. Hazard, Call, Shift, etc) at such rates as provided in the various salaries of government approved in 2011.

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