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THE FULL AGREEMENT REACHED BY BOTH PARTIES

MEMORANDUM OF TERMS OF SETTLEMENT REACHED AT THE END OF THE CONCILIATION MEETINGS ON CONSEQUENTIAL ADJUSTMENTS OF THE OTHER WAGES FOLLOWING THE NEW NATIONAL MINIMUM WAGE OF N30, 000 HELD AT THE INSTANCE OF THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT (HML&E) BETWEEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA AND ORGANISED LABOUR ON 9TH, 14TH, 15TH, 16TH ,17TH AND 18TH OCTOBER , 2019, AT THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE HONOURABLE MINISTER, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT, ABUJA.

PRESENT

CONCILIATORS

  1. SEN. (DR) CHRIS NGIGE, OON – HON. MINISTER OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT – CHIEF CONCILIATOR
  2. FESTUS KEYAMO, SAN – HON. MINISTER OF STATE, FEDERAL MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT – DEPUTY CONCILIATOR

JOINT NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE NEGOTIATING COUNCIL (JNPSNC)

GOVERNMENT SIDE

  1. Dr. Folasade. Yemi- Esan – Ag. Head of the Civil Service of the Federation
  2. Mr. Ekpo Nta – Ag Chairman, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages

Commission (NSIWC)

iii. William Nwankwo Alo – Permanent Secretary, Fed. Min. of Labour & Employment

(FML&E)

  1. Sir Olusegun Adeyemi Adekunle – Permanent Secretary General Services Office (GSO)

Office of the Secretary To The Government Of The Federation

  1. Mr. B.O.C. Omogo – Director Organisational Development & Design (ODD) representing Permanent Secretary of OHSCF

Service Policy & Strategy Office (SPSO)

  1. Mr. Olusanya Ajakaye – Secretary, National Assembly (NASS) Service Commission

vii. Mr, Bassey E. Bassey – Secretary Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC)

viii. Gideon Mitu – Director (Expenditure)- Social, Budget Office of the

Federation (BoF) representing Director General, Budget

  1. Mr. Olusegun Olufehinti, (FCA) – Director, Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System

(IPPIS) representing Accountant General of the Federation

LABOUR

x Com. Simon Anchaver

xii. Com. Lawal Alade Bashir

xiii. Com. Yahaya Y, Yashi

xiv. Com. John O, Ushie

  1. Com. T. A. Shettima

xvi. Com, Bobboi B, Kaigama

xvii. Com. Biobelemoye J. Josiah

xviii. Com. Amaechi Lawrence

IN ATTENDANCE

ORGANISED LABOUR

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

  1. Com. Ayuba Wabba, mni
  2. Com. Ameachi Asugwuni

iii. Com. Emma. Ugboaja

  1. Com. Ibrahim Khaleel, mni
  2. Com. Marwan M, Adamu, mni
  3. Com. Issa Aremu, mni

Trade Union Congress (TUC)

  1. Com. Quadri A, Olaleye
  2. Com. Musa Lawal M. Ozigi, mni

iii. Com. Musa M. Abbas

    1. Com. Nuhu Toro

      Ngige best
      Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige
  1. Background to latest negociation
  2. Following the threat by Organized Labour not to guarantee industrial peace after Wednesday, October 16, 2019, as a result of the deadlock in the ongoing negotiation on the Consequential Adjustment of emoluments in Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) arising from the New National Minimum Wage of Thirty Thousand Naira (N30, 000.00) as imbued in the National Minimum Wage Act, 2019, the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment in exercise of his powers under the Trade Dispute Act, CAP T8, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (LFN) 2004, apprehended the trade dispute and called the parties to conciliation meetings. He met each of the JNPSNC separately on Wednesday, 9th October and Monday 15th October, 2019, Thereafter, joint meetings were held on 16th, 17th and 18th of October, 2019, after which the following Terms of Settlement and Agreement pertaining to the Minimum Wage Consequential Adjustments in the Public Service were reached:

THE CONSEQUENTIAL ADJUSTMENTS/INCREASE

Group 1 (CONPSS)

  • GL 07 = 23.2%
  • GL 08 = 20%
  • GL 09 = 19%
  • GL 10 – 14 = 16%
  • GL 15¬- 17 = 14%

 

Group 2 (CONHESS, CONRAISS, CONTISS II, CONUASS II, CONMESS. CONTEDISS & CONPCASS)

  • GL 7/Equivalent = 23.2%
  • GL 8-14/Equivalent = 16%
  • GL 15-17/Equivalent = 10.5%

JOINT NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE NEGOTIATING COUNCIL

GOVERNMENT SIDE

Dr, Folasade Yemi- Esan, Ag. Head of the Civil Service of the Federation

Mr, Olusegun Olufehinti, (FCA), Director IPPIS, OAGF, (Fed. Ministry of Finance, Budget & National Planning)

LABOUR SIDE

Comrade Simon Anchave, Chairman JNPSNC

Comrade Lawal A. Bashir, Secretary General JNPSNC

WITNESSES

William Nwankwo Alo, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour & Employment

Comrade Ayuba Wabba, mni, NLC President

Sir Olusegun Adeyemi Adekunle,

Permanent Secretary, GSO

Com. Quadri A. Olaleye ,  TUC President

CONCILIATORS

Festus Keyamo, SAN

Hon. Minister of State of Labour& Employment

Sen. (Dr) Chris Nwabueze Ngige, OON

Honourable Minister of Labour & Employment

Dated in Abuja, today 18th Day of October, 2019