The pending negotiations between the Federal Government and the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) with regards the new minimum wage has been rescheduled for September 16.
The meeting which was initially slated for September 4th was suspended.
There has been an unresolved conflict as regards the implementation of the new minimum wage. While the Federal Government proposed 9.5 per cent salary increase for employees on grade levels 07 to 14 and five per cent for those on grade levels 15 to 17, labour is demanding 30 per cent increase for officers on grade levels 07 to 14 and 25 per cent increase for grade levels 15 to 17.
President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, mentioned that the congress would support any position taken by the JNPSNC on the new national minimum wage.