The Lagos State government has offered the state workers N35,000 minimum wage, News Proof has understands. This is N5000 excess on the approved minimum wage by the federal government.
Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwó-Olú has earlier promised Lagos workers that his government would pay above the approved workers minimum wage by the federal government.
The new approved wage for Lagos civil servants is contained in a statement released by Lagos State Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JNC) after a meeting held with the state government.
According to the statement, Lagos Government will begin the payment of the new wage by November 2019. The government also agreed to pay it arrears starting from when it was approve by the federal government.
Below is the statement:
CONCLUSION OF NEGOTIATIONS ON THE MINIMUM WAGE AND CONSEQUENTIAL ADJUSTMENT OF SALARIES FOR LAGOS STATE PUBLIC SECTOR WORKERS
Consequent upon series of meetings and discussions held between the Lagos State Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JNC) and Lagos State Government as witnessed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) on the payment of the New Minimum Wage to Lagos State Public Sector Workers, necessary terms of settlement and agreement were reached today 15th November, 2019.
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)
a. GL. 01-06=N30,000
b. GL. 07=23.2%
c. GL. 08=20%
d. GL. 09=19%
e. GL. 10-14=16%
f. GL. 15-17=14%
Comparatively and in consonance with the pronouncements of the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu, find below the product of the process of negotiations that were painstakingly undertaken and concluded with the Lagos State Government by the Labour Movement for the Public Sector Workers.
- LAGOS STATE SALARIES CONSEQUENTIAL ADJUSTMENT/INCREASE
a. GL. 01-06=N35,000.09
b. GL. 07=30%
c. GL. 08-10=25%
d. GL. 12-14=22.5%
e. GL. 15-17=20%
PROFESSIONAL/SECTORIAL PECULIAR ALLOWANCES
Payment of allowances peculiar to certain professions/sectors such as Health Workers, Medical Personnels, Teachers, etc embeded 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.
COMMENCEMENT OF PAYMENT
The payment of the New Minimum Wage at the aforestated Consequential Adjustment Rates shall commence in Lagos State in the November, 2019 Salary Cycle.
PAYMENT OF ARREARS
The New Minimum Wage Act came into effect on the 18th April, 2019 as such, it was agreed that payment of the six and half months arrears shall be be made and concluded by the first quarter of Year 2020.
Comrade Rasaq Adio Falade
State Chairman JNC