The Organized labour and the Federal Government, on Thursday finally reached an agreement on the percentage increase on the consequential adjustment in workers’ salaries, as a result of the new minimum wage of N30,000.

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, disclosed this at the early hours of Friday

Both parties agreed that Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure (CONPSS) adjustment will be GL 7 – 23.2%, GL 8 – 20%, GL 9 – 19%, GL 10 to 14 – 16%, while GL 15 to 17 – 14%.

For the Consolidated Health Salary Structure (CONHESS), Consolidated Tertiary Educational Institutions Salary Structure (CONTEDISS), Consolidated University Academic Salary Structure II (CONUASS II), Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Academic Salary Structure (CONPCASS), and Consolidated Research and Allied Institutions Salary Structure (CONRAISS) grade 7 and its equivalent – 23.2%, GL 8 to 14 and its equivalent – 16%, and GL 15 to 17 its equivalent – 10.5%.

The Trade Union Congress said, in a statement signed by its Secretary-General, Musa-Lawal Ozigi, that conclusion was a win-win situation for Nigerian workers, the Federal Government, and organised labour.

As a result of this consensus, workers are hopeful of quick implementation.


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