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The Ekiti State Government and organised labour have finally reached a common agreement on the percentage increase on consequential adjustment in workers’ salary as a result of the new N30,000 minimum wage.
The deal was struck on Tuesday in Ado-Ekiti following the ability of the orgnised labour and government representatives to reach a workable compromise on the matter.
In a communique issued at the end of the meeting held on Tuesday and made available to newsmen on Wednesday, it was agreed that the salaries of officers in the civil service be adjusted.
The communique was jointly signed by the government negotiation team and representatives of the organised labour in the state.
The Head of Service, Mrs ‘Peju Babafemi, Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Labour Matters, Comrade Oluyemi Esan and Permanent Secretary, Office of Establishments and Service Matters, Mr Bayo Opeyemi, signed on behalf of government.
The Chairman Joint Negotiating Council, Comrade Kayode Fatomiluyi, Secretary, Comrade Gbenga Olowoyo; Chairman NLC, Comrade Kolapo Olatunde, NLC Secretary, Comrade Akinyemi Taiwo; Chairman Trade Union Congress (TUC), Comrade Sola Adegun; and Secretary, Comrade Lawrence Kulogun, signed on behalf of Labour.
According to the agreement, the core civil servants on grade level 7 are to get 23.2�justment; grade level 8 (20%); grade level 9 (19%); grade levels 10 to14 (16%); and grade levels 15 to17, (14%).
Health workers in the state on grade level 01 to 04 will be given 23.2%, grade level 05-07 (16%), grade level 08-14(12%) and grade level 15-17 (7%).