The federal government has approved the implementation of no work, no pay principle when workers go on strike.The federal executive council (FEC) issued the approval during its weekly meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.
The minister of labour and productivity,Chris Ngige, said the report of the technical committee on industrial relations matters in the federal public service was adopted at the meeting.
He said the committee’s report is in allignmnet with section 43 of the Trade Dispute Act Law of the Federation 2004 which says that for the period a worker withdraws his/her services, government or employers are not entitled to pay.The minister also said the period for which the worker was absent would not count as part of the pensionable period in public service.
He said the national industrial court has made a pronouncement on the law.
On the minimum wage, the minister said contrary to Labour’s claim, no agreement has been reached yet. He lamented that the parties involved in the new minimum wage discuss appears not to be shifting grounds except the federal government.He however restated that the Federal Government’s stance is N24, 000 per month, which Labour has kicked against.