Minimum wage: National Assembly raises panel to avert strike

The Clerk to the National Assembly, Olatunde Ojo, has constituted a nine-member committee to fashion out modalities for the implementation of the national minimum wage and other demands of the parliamentary workers 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.

They demanded among others the immediate implementation of the national minimum wage and payment of other allowances.

The Special Adviser to the Clerk on Media and Labour Matters, Austen Adesoro, in a statement on Sunday, 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.

He stressed the need for dialogue as a panacea for the situation instead of unnecessary agitations.

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