Minimum Wage: National Assembly Set Up Panel To Prevent Workers Strike

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National Assembly Building, Abuja

A nine-member committee to fashion out modalities for the implementation of the national minimum wage and other demands of the parliamentary workers has been raised by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Olatunde Ojo, in order to avert the proposed strike by the workers.

The National Assembly chapter of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria had last week issued a two-week strike notice to the management over their demands.

Among other things, the workers demanded the immediate implementation of the national minimum wage and payment of other allowances.

In a statement on Sunday, Special Adviser to the Clerk on Media and Labour Matters, Austen Adesoro, said Ojo, while inaugurating the panel, said the management would continue to make workers’ condition of service and welfare a matter of priority.

Ojo explained that the nine-member panel, chaired by the Secretary, Human Resources and Staff Development, Felix Orunwese, was set up in order to attend to issues of welfare raised by the workers.

The statement quoted the CNA to have said that the National Assembly management would do all within its powers to ensure that the workers get what was due to them on a proactive basis.

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