Workers Day: Anambra to review pension of retirees

 www.odogwublog.com reports that the Anambra State Government has said it will commence the payment of its counterpart fund of the contributory pension scheme to enable workers in the state civil service to enjoy the scheme which had been in operation in the area since 2014.


Governor Willie Obiano who announced this while addressing workers in the state on the occasion of this year's May Day at Doctor Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka, noted that the committee looking into labour issues in the state was fine tuning its report with a view to submitting it to the state government for necessary action.
Represented by his Deputy, Doctor Nkem Okeke, Governor Obiano disclosed that government had commenced the upward review of pension of retirees as well as the shift duty and hazard allowances of Fire Service personnel in the state.
Earlier in an address, the Chairman of Trade Union Congress, TUC in the state, Comrade Ifeanyi Okechukwu urged government to depoliticize the issue of minimum wage and ensure steady increase in workers’ salaries to cater for the inflation in the country.
Also, the Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC in the state, Comrade Jerry Nnubia charged the state government to be the first to implement the new minimum wage expected to be approved by the Federal Government soonest.
Comrade Nnubia also called for the scrapping of the contributory pension scheme in the state and stoppage of further deductions from workers salaries as no structure had been put in place to ensure its realization.
Workers Day: Anambra to review pension of retirees Workers Day: Anambra to review pension of retirees Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Rating: 5

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