Tuesday, October 22, 2019

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    NLC suspends strike as talks on minimum wage continue

NLC suspends strike as talks on minimum wage continue

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has shelved its planned strike to continue talks with the federal government on consequential adjustments to the new minimum wage.The negotiation, which started on Tuesday, did not result in a resolution by the parties, but concessions were made for further talks on Wednesday.The labour union is asking for a 29 percent increase for workers on [...]

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    Makarfi to NLC: Demand good governance, not money all the time

Makarfi to NLC: Demand good governance, not money all the time

Ahmed Makarfi, a former governor of Kaduna state, has asked the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to demand good governance rather than fighting for money all the time.Makarfi gave the advice while speaking with journalists at the 36th plenary/AGM of the unity schools old students association which was held at the Federal Government College, Kaduna, on Saturday.He said the unionists always [...]

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    Prepare for strike, NLC tells workers

Prepare for strike, NLC tells workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has directed its state councils to prepare for an indefinite strike on October 16 if the federal government fails to meet its demand.The new minimum wage of N30,000 has not been implemented because the government and labour unions have failed to reach an agreement on the consequential adjustment of salaries.The organised labour had demanded 29 [...]

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    Ngige: Labour’s minimum wage demand will lead to sack of workers

Ngige: Labour’s minimum wage demand will lead to sack of workers

Chris Ngige, minister of labour, says complying with the demand of labour unions on minimum wage will lead to the sack of many workers.He said this when the leadership of the United Labour Congress paid him a courtesy visit at his office in Abuja, on Thursday.The minister said a wage bill of N580 billion is needed to meet labour’s demand [...]

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    Strike looms as FG, labour fail to reach agreement on N30k minimum wage adjustment

Strike looms as FG, labour fail to reach agreement on N30k minimum wage adjustment

Labour unions in the country are considering another strike having failed to reach an agreement with the federal government on the consequential adjustment of the N30,000 minimum wage.In April, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the N30,000 new national minimum wage bill into law.But the policy is yet to take effect over discrepancies in the salary scales for the various tier of [...]

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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 NERC: Nigerians can’t afford increase in electricity tariff

NLC to NERC: Nigerians can’t afford increase in electricity tariff

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says consumers cannot afford to pay high electricity bills if there is a further increase in energy tariff.Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, made this statement on Monday while speaking at the public consultation on capping of estimated billing by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) in Abuja.Describing the proposed increase in tariff as exploitative billing, he [...]

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    EXTRA: Bayelsa NLC seeks spiritual intervention for speedy implementation of minimum wage

EXTRA: Bayelsa NLC seeks spiritual intervention for speedy implementation of minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Bayelsa state has sought spiritual intervention to ensure speedy implementation of new national minimum wage.The chapter of the congress went spiritual during a thanksgiving service held for the re-election of John Ndiomu as chairman of NLC in the state.Ndiomu appreciated God for helping workers in the state resolve their challenges, as well as for the [...]

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    You owe workers 39-month salary arrears, Kogi labour tells Bello

You owe workers 39-month salary arrears, Kogi labour tells Bello

The organised labour in Kogi state, on Wednesday, told Yahaya Bello, the state governor, that his administration owed workers eight to 39-month salary arrears.Onu Edoka, the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), disclosed this in Lokoja, during an emergency meeting between the governor and the leaders of the organised labour.The meeting, which was at the instance of the [...]

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    Ngige: I didn’t invite thugs to attack protesters

Ngige: I didn’t invite thugs to attack protesters

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, has denied inviting thugs to manhandle protesting workers who blocked the entrance to his residence in Abuja on Wednesday.The minister issued the denial in a statement by Nwachukwu Obidiwe, his special assistant on media.The protesting members of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) had picketed the Abuja residence of the minister over the alleged [...]

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    How ‘thugs’ attacked protesters at Ngige’s residence

How ‘thugs’ attacked protesters at Ngige’s residence

Suspected thugs attacked protesting members of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) at the residence of Chris Ngige, minister of labour, on Wednesday.The protesters picketed the Abuja residence of the minister over the alleged exclusion of a member of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) from the board.Ngige inaugurated the 11-member board in April, 18 months after President Muhammadu Buhari appointed persons [...]

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    We’ll ensure all governors implement N30,000 minimum wage, says NLC

We’ll ensure all governors implement N30,000 minimum wage, says NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it will ensure that the  N30,000 minimum wage is implemented by all state governors.Speaking at the launch of Oyo state pensioners’ house in Ibadan, Ayuba Wabba, president of the NLC, described government across all tiers as "enemies of the workers."The president of the congress was represented by Waheed Olojede, the state NLC chairman, at the [...]

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    Buhari matches his words with action, says APC on N30,000 minimum wage

Buhari matches his words with action, says APC on N30,000 minimum wage

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the signing of the minimum wage into law as another election promise delivered.President Muhammadu Buhari signed the national minimum wage bill into law on Thursday.In a statement on Friday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC's national publicity secretary, described Buhari's assent to the law as another demonstration of a president "who matches his words with action".He commended [...]

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    NLC: Payment of salaries one of our finest moments with Buhari

NLC: Payment of salaries one of our finest moments with Buhari

Ayuba Wabba, president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says one of the union's finest hours with President Muhammadu Buhari was when he released bail-out funds for states to offset arrears of salaries and pension.Wabba said this during a congratulatory visit by the leadership of the organised labour to the president in Abuja, on Thursday.Speaking during the visit, the labour [...]

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    Atiku: Nigerians getting poorer every year under Buhari

Atiku: Nigerians getting poorer every year under Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigerians are getting poorer each year under President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking on Tuesday at the 12th national convention of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Abuja, Atiku said the president has failed in his promise to create 3 million jobs annually.In a statement by Phrank Shaibu, Atiku's special assistant on [...]

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    Go to n’assembly, says FG to those opposing N27k minimum wage

Go to n’assembly, says FG to those opposing N27k minimum wage

The federal government says the N30,000 figure proposed by the tripartite committee for the new national minimum wage is a mere recommendation to the president.In a statement on Friday Illiya Rhoda, an assistant director in the ministry of labour, said those who are not pleased with the new minimum wage should take their case to the national assembly.Illiya said President [...]

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