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Abdulrazak signs new M/wage with Kwara tertiary institutions

Kwara state Governor AbdulRahman Abdulrasak

Kwara Government has signed an agreement with the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council on the implementation of the Consolidated Polytechnics and Colleges of Education Academic Staff Salary Structure (CONPCASS).

A statement signed by the State Head of Service, Modupe Oluwole, states that the agreement, which takes effect from July 1, was for the Academic Staff of the Colleges of Education Ilorin, Oro, Lafiagi and College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies (CAILS), Ilorin.

The statement says that government shall, in subsequent wage reviews, include representatives of Joint Academic Staff Unions of Tertiary Institutions (JASUTI) in the committee, for negotiations on behalf of members.

It also provides for flexible moderate subvention payment process that will enable the payment of academic staff of the tertiary institutions as and when due, and no retrenchment of workers as a result of the implementation of the minimum wage”.

The State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC, Isa Ore, commended the governor, the Head of Service and other key stakeholders for signing the minimum wage agreement which he said cuts across all affected labour unions.

He appealed to the state government to also consider increasing pensions paid to state retirees.

Chairman of JASUTI, Comrade Musa Mahmud announced the suspension of the strike in principle, saying the union was satisfied with the offers made to it by the state government.

Writing by Julian Osamoto; Editing by Tina Oyinsan