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    NLC to Buhari: There will be crisis if Ngige is returned as minister of labour

NLC to Buhari: There will be crisis if Ngige is returned as minister of labour

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says there will be an industrial crisis if President Muhammadu Buhari returns Chris Ngige as minister of labour and productivity.In an interview with PUNCH, Peter Ozo-Eson, NLC secretary, called on the federal government to give Ngige a new portfolio in the next cabinet.Ngige is one of the 43 ministerial nominees undergoing screening by the senate.The [...]

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    NLC to Ecobank: You must pay complete severance benefits

NLC to Ecobank: You must pay complete severance benefits

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says the management of Ecobank must pay its laid-off workers their complete severance package, including the agreement reached before they were employed.The labour union made this known at a meeting with the bank's management.The bank had laid off an estimated 1,200 contract staff, who had claimed that they got pittance as severance pay after working [...]

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    Again, Osinbajo meets economic team over minimum wage

Again, Osinbajo meets economic team over minimum wage

Members of the economic management team headed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo held a meeting over the new national minimum wage on Wednesday.The meeting, presided over by the vice-president, was the second in a week. The team met on Monday on the same issue of workers' salaries.A source at the first meeting told TheCable that the federal government maintained its earlier [...]

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    Ngige: Decision on new minimum wage to be taken Monday

Ngige: Decision on new minimum wage to be taken Monday

Chris Ngige, minister of labour, says the federal government will decide on a new minimum wage on Monday.Ngige made the disclosure after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.He said an "enlarged meeting of all key stakeholders" in the government circle at both federal and state level had been scheduled for Monday.The minister said [...]

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    MTN: We do not have casual employees

MTN: We do not have casual employees

Esther Akinnukawe, the human resource executive of MTN Nigeria, says the company does not have casual employees.Akinnukawe made this statement on Wednesday in reaction to allegations by the Nigeria Labour Congress that the organisation has a high percentage of casual staff.On Monday, July 9, members of the Congress embarked on a three-day protest and picketing of various MTN offices across [...]

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    NLC president: Adewole acted like minister of doctors during health workers’ strike

NLC president: Adewole acted like minister of doctors during health workers’ strike

Ayuba Wabba, president, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has no right to deny the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) members of their salaries.Wabba said this while fielding questions from journalists after the union suspended its six weeks nationwide strike on Thursday in Abuja.The minister had earlier threatened not to pay the salaries of JOHESU members [...]

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    Dickson to FG: Review revenue sharing formula if you want states to pay minimum wage

Dickson to FG: Review revenue sharing formula if you want states to pay minimum wage

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, says there is a need to review the revenue sharing formula currently in use to enable state governments pay wages to workers.A statement by Francis Ottah Agbo, his chief press secretary, said the governor made this statement at the state’s workers’ day celebration themed, ‘Labour Movement in National Development: Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win’.Gboribiogha [...]

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    Labour, minimum wage and the economy

Labour, minimum wage and the economy

BY LANRE ASIWAJU The oil boom of the 1970s had profound effects on the Nigerian economy; government embarked on white elephant projects, the size of government expanded rapidly with the attendant increase in corruption, rising wage and appreciating naira made non-oil exports uncompetitive and most importantly, government’s revenue base shifted from non-oil—mainly agriculture—to oil.The dependence on volatile oil revenue for [...]

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    ‘Frustrated’ parents beg Fayose to pay teachers

‘Frustrated’ parents beg Fayose to pay teachers

Parents of children in public primary and secondary schools in Ekiti state have appealed to Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state, to pay the outstanding salaries of teachers.According to NAN, the parents expressed frustration over the indefinite strike embarked upon by the teachers.Ajibulu Joshua, a parent, said the strike embarked upon by the teachers had caused setbacks for his children [...]

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    Ebonyi NLC chairman hospitalised after ‘police beating’

Ebonyi NLC chairman hospitalised after ‘police beating’

Ikechukwu Nwafor, chairman of the Ebonyi state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), landed in the hospital after alleged assault from the police.Nwafor was said to have been beaten by personnel of the police command in the state when they foiled a protest on Thursday by labour leaders against the increase in the price of premium motor spirit (PMS) [...]

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Organised labour backs EFCC on anti-graft war

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    NLC says sacking of doctors ‘misadvised’

NLC says sacking of doctors ‘misadvised’

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the federal government to recall sacked resident doctors, adding that it was misadvised and misled.The president of the NLC, Abdulwaheed Omar, on Monday said that the country needed more doctors in the face of the Ebola threat, arguing that there was a ratio of one doctor to five thousand people in the [...]

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Pay our arrears before 2015 elections, pensioners tell Jonathan

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) on Wednesday urged the federal government to offset outstanding arrears of pensioners before 2015 elections.Dr. Abel Afolayan, the national president of the union told journalists in Abuja that offsetting the arrears would buttress federal government’s good intention for its pensioners.He called on the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorates (PTAD) to ensure that arrears in various [...]

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NLC tasks government to investigate security operations in North East

The Nigeria Labour Congress has called on the government to investigate security operations in the North East. Mr Abdulwahed Omar, president of the NLC, on Monday made this call while expressing the organisation’s dismay at the precarious security situation in the North East. Omar said, “It is worrisome that these attacks are increasing even as the Minister of Finance recently announced that [...]

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    Jonathan: Private jets show Nigeria is not poor

Jonathan: Private jets show Nigeria is not poor

 President Goodluck Jonathan has faulted the World Bank report which placed Nigeria among the five poorest countries in the world, saying "the nation is not poor"."If you talk about ownership of private jets, Nigeria will be among the first 10 countries, yet they are saying that Nigeria is among the five poorest countries," he said.Addressing workers at the May Day [...]

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