FG HALTS MIGRATION OF CONSULTANT DOCTORS TO NEW SALARY STRUCTURE
The National Salaries Incomes and Wages Commission (NSIWC) has temporarily suspended the migration of members of Medical and Dental Consultants Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) from the Consolidated Medical Salary Structure (CONMESS) to the Consolidated University Academic Salary Structure (CONUASS).
The decision to suspend the migration of the consultant doctors followed after the Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, addressed a letter to the Chairman of the NSIWC, Ekpo Nta. The NSIWC on Friday, August 13, 2021 through a letter, asked the office of the Accountant-General of the Federation to halt further action on an earlier circular directing the movement of the doctors to CONUASS.
MDCAN had on July 26, 2021 issued a 21-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to correct the unwarranted removal of consultants from CONMESS to CONUASS salary scale by their employing universities who had earlier placed them on CONMESS upon appointment about 10 years ago. The doctors had approached the National Industrial Court and secured an injunction against the NSIWC and the Accountant – General of the Federation, but both government agencies refused to implement the ruling of the court, labour sources said.
The association is expected to meet on Sunday (today) to decide whether to withdraw their services on Monday, August 16 as stated in their ultimatum to the Federal Government.