FG To Clear SSANU And NASU Minimum Wage Arrears Before October
The Federal Government has promised to clear arrears on the consequential adjustment on minimum wage owed to members of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, by end of October.
Minister for Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, disclosed this at the end of a meeting between the Federal Government and the Joint Action Committee, JAC of the two unions, convened to examine the level of implementation of the Memorandum of Action, MoA, it signed with the unions in February 2021.
Ngige also commended the unions for their understanding and maturity in cooperating with the government to resolve their issues, emphasizing that government did not take them for granted.
The Minister disclosed that the meeting was a continuation of an earlier one held on 25th February 2021 at his instance, and at which agreements were reached on various issues concerning members of the unions.
He stated that the meeting agreed that the payment of the arrears be fast-tracked between now and the end of October, adding that arrears in salary and promotion had been captured in the 2021 Supplementary Budget.