Tag: Minimum Wage

Labour Day: Kenya, Morocco To Increase Minimum Wage
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Labour Day: Kenya, Morocco To Increase Minimum Wage

The governments of Kenya and Morocco are set to increase the minimum wage to cushion workers against further erosion of their purchasing power. Speaking at Labour Day celebrations in Nairobi, Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said a rise of 12% was necessary to help workers cope with a surge in consumer prices, which has been partly driven by the war in Ukraine. “As a caring government, we find there is a compelling case to review the minimum wages so as to cushion our workers against further erosions,” Kenyatta said at a Labour Day rally. Minimum Wage Increase He said the 12 percent increase would come into effect from May 1. It takes the minimum monthly wage from 13,500 Kenyan shillings (about $116.5, 110.5 euros) to 15,120 shillings ($130.5, 124 euros). Read Also...
Enugu State Govt Explains Exemption of Teachers, Other from Payment of Minimum Wage
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Enugu State Govt Explains Exemption of Teachers, Other from Payment of Minimum Wage

The government of Enugu State has explained that the reason why some civil servants, including primary school teachers were yet to be paid the new minimum wage was that it was working to fully capture every worker in their payroll. This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Finance, Mrs Adaona Uyawune during the press briefing on the 2021 Appropriation Law of Enugu State. According to Uyawune, departments and agencies of the state relied on subventions to pay their workers, who were basically ad hoc staff. The state government had begun the payment of the new minimum wage in February 2020, though some workers in departments and agencies of the state government, including primary school teachers, have yet to start enjoying such benefit. Reacting to the development, the commissio...
NLC Threatens Strike Over Minimum Wage
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NLC Threatens Strike Over Minimum Wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has urged states yet to implement the new minimum wage and those owing workers salaries to comply or face mass strike and protests this New Year. President of the NCL, Ayuba Wabba, in his new year message titled, ‘Beyond survival: Nigerian workers and people deserve better in 2021,’ regretted that till now, some states are yet to commence payment of the new national minimum wage. The NCL said that some states which were signatories to the collective bargaining agreements with state councils of the labour movement on the payment of the new minimum wage have taken it for granted. The union said, “Accordingly, we call on all our state councils still struggling with their state governments on the payment of the national minimum wage and consequential ...