By Aminah Adekunle – Ilorin
The Kwara State Public Service Joint Negotiating Council, JNC, Trade Union Side, has called on Governor AbdulRahman Abdulrazak to sign and implement the minimum wage for workers in the state without further delay.
The council also demanded additional Twenty Percent on the agreed table of minimum wage to restore the eroded value of the old table taken away by the hike in price of fuel.
This was contained in a resolution reached at the end of a meeting of the council which comprises Eight Industrial Unions in Ilorin , Signed by its Chairman, Comrade Saliu Suleiman and Secretary Comrade Joseph Tunde.
The council which acknowledged prompt payment of workers salaries in the state since the beginning of the COVID 19 pandemic, urged the government to ameliorate the sufferings Confronting the workers with the non-implementation of minimum wage and the consequential adjustment in the state.
It appreciated the Governor on the current approval and implementation of the 2019 Promotion exercise for 1,760 civil servants in the state and the approval for preparation of 2020 promotion.
It appealed to the governor to expedite action on the promotion of local government employees, SUBEB and Teaching Service Commission in the state.
The Kwara State Public Service Joint Negotiating Council, JNC, also condemned the increase in electricity tariff and the price of fuel in the country which it said further compounded the sufferings of masses.