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Minimum Wage: Ondo Accepts To Pay N30,000

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The Ondo State Government has approved the N30,000 minimum wage, after series of negotiations between the organised labour and the state government.

This was made known to journalists on Saturday after the meeting of both parties, held in the state capital. The labour unions were represented at the meeting by the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and the Joint Negotiation Council .

The meeting which yielded positive result for the state civil servant, witnessed the presence of top government functionaries including the state legislature, judiciary, and others.

It was gathered that the parties agreed on full payment of the new wage from level six downwards while level seven above had experienced consequential adjustment.

Speaking on the development, the state’s Head of Service, Mr Oluwadare Aragbaye, commended the labour leaders for maintaining industrial harmony, noting that the state government would continue to prioritise the workers’ welfare.

Aragbaye disclosed that the government had also approved 33 percent for those who retired before 2014 and peculiar allowances for some workers.

Also speaking, the JNC Chairman,  Mr. Oyesanmi Ilesanmi, NLC Chairman, Sunday Adeleye and his counterpart from TUC, Comrade Helen Odofin appreciated the state government for regular payment of salaries and allowances since 2017.

 

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