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In Anambra, Workers Get Salary Increase

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   The Anambra State Government has expressed its commitment to the upward adjustment of the workers’ salaries in line with provisions of the new minimum wage.

The state government assured that this will be effected immediately the guidelines for the implementation are released.

Following renewed agitation by the organised labour for immediate implementation of the minimum wage law, Gov. Willie Obiano said he was favourably disposed to effecting the payment.

The governor said this in an address while declaring open the 2019 Quadrennial State Delegates Conference of Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria, MHWUN, in Awka.

He reminded the workers of his commitment to their welfare even before the minimum wage issue was raised by labour.

Represented by the Head of Service, HOS, Harry Uduh, the governor said that the minimum wage of N30, 000 had been passed into law, but the contentious issue of consequential increment remained unresolved.

He appealed for understanding, calm and sense of discretion by workers as the outcome of labour/government negotiations was being awaited on the guideline for its implementation.

Gov. Obiano told Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria that he wished that their challenges would be given due consideration by the government to enable them to function effectively.

Earlier, Matter Ajorutu, a representative of the National President of the Union, Biobelemoye Josiah, extolled the state government for recording giant strides in the development of the state.

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