Delta Govt, Labour leaders reach agreement over minimum wage

Nosa Akenzua, Asaba

The Delta State Government has reached an agreement on the new national minimum wage for workers in the state.

The Secretary to Delta State Government, Mr Chiedu Ebie who is the Chairman of the Negotiation Committee disclosed this after signing the new minimum wage documents on behalf of the state government.

Mr. Ebie said the implementation of the new minimum wage will commence from November 1, 2019, while stating that the state government will commence payment from January and pay the arrears of the new minimum wage with the January and February salaries.

He assured workers in the state that His Excellency, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa would continue to prioritize the welfare of workers as he was passionate about their wellbeing, even as he enjoined the state workforce to reciprocate government gesture by redoubling their commitment to their duties.

Mr. Ebie thanked both the government and Labor teams for their resilience in making the outcome of the negotiations fruitful.

Comrade Goodluck Ofobruku, the Labor team leader and state NLC Chairman commended the state government for its transparency towards the smooth conclusion of the negotiation exercise.

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