Junior public servants from grade 1 to 6 have begun receiving payment of the new minimum wage from the federal government for August 2019 salary.
This was confirmed on Sunday, September 22, by Lawrence Amaechi, the national president of the Nigeria Civil Service Union (NCSU) who is also a member of the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JPSNC), The Nation reports.
He said: “They have gone to commence the payment. They told us that they have started the payment and we have confirmed from our members that they were paid in August and have promised to pay the arrears in September.
But, negotiations have stalled for now and during our last meeting, we said we were going to report to our principals, which we have done. We are waiting for directives from our members on what to do.”
However, NCSU’s president said that the union has begun mobilisation with the hope that the federal government will improve o what it has started.
Recall that it was reported that Organised Labour had hatched its plan to embark on nationwide strike over consequential adjustment on the N30, 000 minimum wage.
The disclosure was made by the secretary to the Trade Union Side (TUS) of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC), Alade Bashir Lawal.