Mr Richard Egbule, the immediate past Chairman, National Salaries
, Incomes and Wages Commission, had attributed the delay in the implementation of the 'consequential adjustment' of the N30,000 new minimum wage to the unrealistic demands by labour unions.
The unions have been holding discussions with the National Salaries
and Cadre Commission and the Ministry over the past couple of days.
Mr Hedges said there were other areas where change was desperately needed - one of which was the need to set national salaries
for chief officers in the same way as they are set for council cabinet members and council leaders.
As it says in the Bible, "By their fruits ye shall know them!" Teaching is a profession built on high standards and long years of training, has always been governed by statutory bodies determining national salaries
for generations and deserves to continue in this way.
To find the best way to address widespread staff dissatisfaction and determine the compensation levels that would best attract and retain talented professionals, firm administrator Sherri Bornhoft conducted thorough research on national salaries
for accountants using a variety of accounting specific and general salary sources, including salary information from Robert Half and Monster.com.
Teachers are appointed by member states which also pay their national salaries
The National Salaries
Commission acted as the mediator in these negotiations and the final outcome establishes daily wages of RD$268 for non-specialized workers, RD$294 for skilled workers and RD$345 for assistants.
The National Salaries
Income and Wages Commission (NSIWC) says it has saved the Federal Government over N400 billion by stopping Duty Tour Allowance (DTA) fraud and other illegal allowances in public institutions.
He also said that no less than 25 state institutions such as the National Salaries
and Cadres Commission, the National Ocean Affairs Committee, etc, were listed under the vote of the President.
Commenting on recent salary trends, Michelle Simpson, managing consultant of the HR division at Nigel Wright, says: "The gap between regional and national salaries
is relatively low, which shows that HR professionals in the North-East are regarded as an important asset by their employers.