Ebonyi Governor David Umahi on Friday directed that civil servants in the state be paid their January salary from January 10. The governor, in a statement, said new minimum wage table agreed upon between the Organised Labour in the state and his administration will be used in the payment. The directive is an improvement on the previous policy of paying workers their salary from the 15th of every month. In the statement by the Governor’s Special Assistant on Media, Francis Nwaze, the Governor said the early payment is to give workers a smooth start as they return to work from the holidays.
“The above is to give smooth start to Ebonyi workers who must have made expenses during the yuletide period”. Ebonyi State government and the Organised Labour in the state had in December 2019 signed an agreement on the new minimum wage. The agreement followed months of negotiations between the Joint Negotiating Council and the State Government on the new minimum wage especially on consequently increment table to be used. At the signing, the governor promised to begin implementation by January 1, 2020. By the agreement reached, Civil Servants from grade level one to six will get a consequential increment of 59 percent.
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