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Sanwo olu approves N35,000 as new minimum wage in Lagos

Workers in Lagos will now begin to receive the new national minimum wage as the State Government has approved the sum of N35,000 for its employees.

The payment of the new wage will commence this month-end.
  
This was consequent upon series of meetings and discussions held between the state’s Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JPSNC), and the government, witnessed by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and Trade Union Congress (TUC), on payment of the new wage to public sector workers, where necessary terms of settlement and agreement were reached last Friday.
 
The Lagos State salaries consequential adjustment /increase would henceforth have Grade Level (GL) 01-06=N35, 000.09; GL. 07=30%; GL. 08-10=25%; GL. 12-14=22.5%; and GL. 15 -17=20%.Payments of allowances peculiar to certain professions/sectors such as Health Workers, Medical Personnel, and Teachers and others embedded in their respective Consolidated Salary Structures (such as CONHESS, CONMESS and CONTISS among others), shall be paid for those stated items (such as Hazard, Call, Shift, etc.) at such rates as provided in the various salaries of government approved in 2011.
   
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), has it that GL.01-06=N30, 000, GL. 07=23.2%, GL. 08=20%, GL. 09=19%, GL. 10-14=16%, and GL. 15-17=14%.
  

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