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Involve Anambra Pensioners in New Minimum Wage – NUP Boss

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PENSIONERS in Anambra State have expressed optimism that Governor Willie Obiano will carry them along in the implementation of the new national minimum wage approved by the Federal Government (FG).

The state Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), Comrade Anthony Ugozor JP, made the expectations of the senior citizens known while speaking to the press in reaction to the recent agreement between the FG and organised labour on the long-drawn matter.

Comrade Ugozor asserted that “because the NUP is an affiliate member of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the pensioners in the state expect to be paid the agreed consequential age adjustments according to their respective salary grade levels on retirement”.

He expatiated that as a labour-friendly leader, who has continued to demonstrate a passionate interest in the welfare of workers, Governor Obiano would not disappoint the pensioners in the implementation of the new minimum wage which the state government had already given assurance that it would pay the state’s workforce, once approved by the FG.

It would be recalled that the FG and organised labour recently reached an agreement on N30,000 new minimum wage after a protracted negotiation with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator (Dr) Chris Ngige, which staved off a nation-wide strike action threatened by the NLC in collaboration with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint National Negotiation Council Trade Union Side (TUS).

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