The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has actually authorized the application of the no-work, no pay concept when employees go on strike in the federal civil service.
Minister of Labour and Work, Dr Chris Ngige, revealed this on Wednesday in the Presidential Vacation Home, Abuja while instruction State Home Reporters after FEC conference commanded by President Muhammadu Buhari.
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He stated the approval was follow up to the adoption of the Draft White Paper on the Report of the Technical Committee on Industrial Relations Matters in the Federal Civil Service.
Ngige stated that the general public service in Nigeria was bedevilled by issues and dispute locations; for this reason federal governments in time established different committees and drew out circulars in a quote to stem the tide of commercial conflict.
From Left: Minister of State for Market, Trade and Financial Investment, Hajiya Aisha Abubakar; Minister of Details and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; Minister of Interior, retired Lt.-Gen. Abdularahman Dambazzau and Minister of Labour and Work, Sen Chris Ngige at the Federal Executive Council Satisfying in Abuja.
The minister stated that the technical committee, which was inaugurated on April 27, 2016, did their work and sent to the FEC in Oct.2017
” FEC in turn, empanelled a committee of 10 which I chaired to do a federal government Draft White Paper on those controversial locations that the technical committee had actually taken a look at.
” These controversial locations are enforcement of area 43 of the Trade Conflict Act Law of the Federation 2004; this is the area that handles lockout of employees by their companies without stating redundancy properly.
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” Since in some facilities, specifically in the economic sector, employees are locked out by their companies; so the law there states that if you lock your employees without going through the regular channel-due procedure.
” For the duration of the lock out, the employee is presumed to be at work and will get all the compensations and allowances, advantages accumulating to him for the duration which duration will likewise be counted for him as a pensionable duration in the calculation of his pension.
” However when employees go on strike, the concept of no-work-no-pay will likewise use since that concept is preserved in the very same area 43 of the Labour Act.”.
According to Ngige, the area states that for the duration an employee withdraws his services, federal government or his companies are not entitled to pay.
The minister stated that under the area, the duration for which the employee was missing would not count as part of his pensionable duration in the general public service.
He stated that FEC accepted it as a white paper suggestion that need to be gazetted due to the fact that even the National Industrial Court had actually made declaration on that law and stated that it was clear.
Ngige stated that another location was the problem of public servants staying completely in the executive bodies on trade unions.
” Federal government understands that some individuals in the general public service enter into trade union executive positions; hold workplaces; and they do that for life; for as long as they remain in the service.
” In doing so, they will decline posts and releases under the guise that are doing trade union activities; federal government states no.
” You need to be a public servant initially prior to you end up being a trade unionist; for that reason, if you exist; the general public service guidelines will likewise use to you.
” And in doing so, federal government states facilities will take a look at the concerns and offer it a human face in order not to interrupt trade unionism.
” And in furtherance to this, federal government has likewise stated that there should period specifications due to the fact that individuals remain there without period; lots of organisations offer individuals union positions without period; federal government states there is no workplace that does not have period.”.
Ngige stated that trade unions, henceforth, need to provide constitutions that should have periods; a minimum of, optimum of 2 periods for any optional position.
He stated that another element of the report gone over by the council was the problem of home training for medical physicians.
According to him, the home training for medical physicians has actually been controversial one as some medical physicians enter into this training and end up being expert unionists and remain there as irreversible task.
He stated that the Federal Federal government had actually repaired period for home training of medical physicians, which was 7 years within the student was to pass all his tests or give up.
Ngige stated that FEC likewise took a look at the Ayere report on inter-professional competition in the health sector and directed the Secretary to the Federal Government of the Federation (SGF) to provide it FEC for consideration.
On the base pay, the minister reiterated that the Federal Federal government’s position was N24, 000 monthly.
He stated that as soon as base pay was repaired, any organisation or state that had the capability to pay more might do that.
Ngige mentioned that Edo, Delta and Lagos states paid their employees more than the present N18, 000 nationwide base pay.