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Minimum Wage: NLC, TUC Laud Buhari Over Assent

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has lauded President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the N30,000 minimum wage bill into law. Mr Peter Ozo-Eson, General Secretary, NLC and Mr Bobboi Kaigama, the President of TUC in a separate interviews on Friday in Abuja, described the action as laudable. Ozo-Eson said that the NLC and Nigerian workers appreciated the swift response of Buhari, adding that such move would assuage the feelings of Nigerian workers. According to him, we hope that all…

Minimum Wage: Labour Gives FG December 31 To Submit Committee Report To NASS

Labour, on Thursday, said the federal government has before or on December 31 to send the tripartite committee report on N30,000 minimum wage to the National Assembly. The three labour centres, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC) took the decision after a joint meeting in Lagos. They gave the ultimatum following President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement that a “high powered technical committee” would be set up to device ways to ensure that its implementation…

Saraki Appeals To FG, Labour Over Proposed Strike

The Senate President, Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has appealed to both the Federal Government and the leaderships of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)/Trade Union Congress (TUC) to work together in order to avert the proposed workers' strike in the interest of Nigeria. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, urged the two sides to demonstrate sensitivity and concern for the plight of ordinary Nigerians who are already battling with the harsh economic conditions in the…

Strike: Labour Compromised To Disobey Court Order – Coalition

A coalition of civil society groups, Citizens for Justice Network, CJN, has accused organized labour of compromise over its insistence on going on strike despite a valid court order against it. The CJN made up of Peoples Alliance for Indigenous Rights, PAIR, Society for Gender Equity, SGE, and Network for Transparency, NET, decried the strike action slated for November 6 by the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and United Labour Congress. The coalition in a statement in Abuja on Monday warned that if…

Court Orders NLC, TUC To Stop Planned Strike

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria has ordered the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), not to embark on its indefinite strike. Recall that the organised labour had threatened to commence an indefinite strike on November 6. This follows its request for an increment in the national minimum wage from the current N18,000 to N66,500. Recall also the Federal Government insisted that it could only afford to pay N25,000 while Governors under the aegis of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum…

Ortom: I Will Pay Any Amount Adopted As Minimum Wage

Benue governor Samuel Ortom has promised to pay any amount agreed upon by the negotiating committee on minimum wage. Ortom stated this on Tuesday in Makurdi, when members of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), and other sister unions visited him to register their support for the upward review of wages. The Organised Labour has proposed a minimum wage of N30,000, vowing to shut down the country if the demand was not met. Ortom, who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr Terwase Orbunde, said…

NLC Insists On N30,000 Minimum Wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), President Ayuba Wabba has said that the labour would not back down on the proposed N30, 000 as minimum wage. Wabba said the N30, 000 was arrived at in line with the tripartite negotiation procedure as enshrined in convention 1 of ILO and in due consultation with state governors. “The state governors were represented by six of their colleagues, one representing each of the six geopolitical zones. Outside that there were public hearings in Abuja and in six geopolitical zones where 12 of…

Minimum Wage: Labour To Embark On Indefinite Strike Nov 6

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC) have threatened to go on nationwide strike on November 6, 2018, if the Federal Government fails to take decisive actions to meet their demands. The unions in a joint statement signed by the President of the NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, the President of the TUC, Mr. Bobboi Bala Kaigama, and President of the ULC, Mr. Joe Ajaero, on Sunday said they have also fixed October 30, for a nationwide mass protest as part of activities to…

BREAKING: FG, Labour Meet Over Planned Strike

The Federal Government is currently holding a meeting with the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and other stakeholders. The agenda of the meeting is the planned nationwide 7-day warning strike expected to commence Thursday. The NLC had queried the government’s refusal to review the National Minimum Wage from the current N18,000 minimum wage to N56,000. The NLC General Secretary, Peter Ozo-Eson therefore, ordered the commencement of the strike, adding that “the nationwide…

Minimum Wage: Labour Set For Nationwide Strike

The organised labour began preparation for its nation-wide strike over Federal Government delay in the implementation of a new national Minimum Wage. Mr Joe Ajaero, President, United Labour Congress (ULC) said in a communique issued after its meeting on Monday in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the organised labour, made up of the NLC, TUC and ULC had on Sept. 12 issued a 14-day ultimatum to the government to state an amount to enable the minimum wage committee conclude its sitting. Labour had…