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MINIMUM WAGE: ANAMBRA GOVERNMENT PLEDGES COMMITMENT TOWARD ADJUSTING SALARIES

Awka-Anambra State Government has emphasized its commitment toward upward adjustment of workers’ salaries in line with provisions of the new minimum wage.

This will be effected immediately the guidelines for implementation are released.”

Speaking in the wake of renewed agitation by organised labour for immediate implementation of the minimum wage law, Gov. Obiano said he was favourably disposed to effecting payment.

The Governor said this in an address while declaring open the 2019 Quadrennial State Delegates Conference of Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) in Awka.

He reminded workers of his commitment to their welfare even before the minimum wage issue was raised by labour.

Represented by the Head of Service (HOS), Barr Harry Uduh, the governor said that minimum wage of N30, 000 had been passed into law, but the contentious issue of consequential increment remained unresolved.

He appealed for understanding, calm and sense of discretion by workers as the outcome of labour/government negotiations was being awaited on guideline for its implementation.

Gov. Obiano told Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria that he wished that their challenges would be given due consideration by the government to enable them to function effectively.

Earlier, Mr Matter Ajorutu, a representative of the National President of the Union, Mr Biobelemoye Josiah, extolled the state government for recording giant strides in the development of the state.

State Chairperson of the Union, Mrs Chinwe Orizu, called on the state government to close the disparity in the consolidated health salary structure in the state and local government system.

Source: Anambra State Government