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Ganduje bows to pressure, promises to repay deducted salaries

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has succumbed to pressures of the Joint Negotiation Council, JCN, over the state’s latest unilateral deductions of staff’ salaries and pensions.

After hours of conferences with the JCN, the governor agreed to repay all deducted staff’ salaries and pensions within the state.

The settlement arrived at by each events might have neutralised the specter of industrial motion and litigation already instituted towards the federal government by the state’s NLC.

Recall that the joint Labour unions had issued a menace discover to the Kano State authorities to cease additional deduction of staff’ salaries and pensioners’ month-to-month allowance or be ready to face industrial motion.

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Talking with newsmen after the assembly between the JNC and the state authorities, Chairman of Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Kano, Comrade Kabiru Ado Mingibir, disclosed that three resolutions had been arrived at ultimately.

Mingibir mentioned the state authorities and the JNC agreed that staff might be returned to the minimal wage of N30,600 as pledged and no additional deduction will happen henceforth.

He additionally mentioned the emergency assembly was held on the occasion of the Secretary to the State Authorities, Alh. Usman Alhaji, and representatives of NLC, TUC, and different curiosity teams.

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In keeping with Mingibir, ” the federal government has agreed to cease deduction of staff salaries and pensioners take residence henceforth. Authorities has additionally agreed to return to the minimal wage of N30,600 and pledged to start from January’s salaries for the reason that FAC allocation is now improved.

“The final decision is that the federal government won’t reduce deduction staff salaries henceforth with out prior discover or session with labour unions and essential stakeholders. Meaning, if there’s a discount in FAC allocation, there might be settlement on modalities on fee. We’ve warned the federal government to cease and to not mirror any deduction by January wage and with the pledge we hope no industrial motion holds.”

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Recall that the state authorities had returned to the previous minimal wage of N18,000, which affected staff November and December 2020 salaries.

It not too long ago defined that the deduction was essential as a consequence of shortfalls within the month-to-month Federal allocation and a drastic discount within the State Internally Generated Income (IGR).

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