BUHARI APPROVES COMMITTEE TO NEGOTIATE NEW MINIMUM WAGES FOR WORKERS

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, on Thursday said he had cleared nominations into the committee that would come up with a new minimum wage for workers with President Muhammadu Buhari. Although he did not disclose the membership of the yet-to-be inaugurated committee, he said it was a tripartite panel, including representatives of the Federal and state governments, as well as the private sector. Ngige disclosed this in an interview with State House correspondents at the end of a meeting he had with Buhari…

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LABOUR SAYS THEY WON’T SETTLE FOR LESS THAN 50,000 AS MINIMUM WAGE

We won’t accept less than N50, 000 as minimum wage – Labour Punch Newspapers / Olusola Babarinsa / 1 hour ago The Kwara State Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Mr Abdulyekeen Agunbiade, has called on the Federal Government to review the minimum wage in the country. The NLC chairman made the call in Ilorin on Tuesday while speaking with newsmen on the state of the nation. He added that according to Labour law, workers salaries should be reviewed every ten years. The labour leader explained that Nigerian workers would not settle for any…

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UNPAID SALARIES: AJIMOBI GETS 14-DAY ULTIMATUM

Olufemi Atoyebi, Ibadan Members of the academic and nonacademic staff unions of the six tertiary institutions owned by the Oyo State government have threatened to go on indefinite strike if the state government fails to pay their outstanding 15 months’ salaries within the next 14 days. The position was contained in a communiqué released at the end of the meeting of delegates from the schools. The communiqué was signed by the executives of the workers’ unions, namely: The Polytechnic, Ibadan; Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo; Oyo State College of…

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NLC PROTEST AGAINST COMPANIES ENCOURAGING BAD WORKING CONDITIONS GO VIOLENT, WATCH VIDEO

Ahead of what seems to be a Cool day the protest in Lagos by NLC against companies that are encouraging bad working conditions has turned violent and led to exchange of blows. The protesters were accosted by some company representatives on their way and attempts made to stop them which led to chaos. Some of these companies are said to be underpaying workers and also exposing them to dangerous working conditions. Watch below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3KKLX6HB5A cc: lalasticlala

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BENUE WORKERS BEGIN STRIKE

The Joint State Executive Council of the Benue State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress has directed workers in the state to begin an indefinite strike as from Tuesday ( tomorrow ) . The directive is contained in the communiqué signed by Joint State Executive Council of the state chapters of the NLC and TUC in Makurdi . The communiqué jointly signed by Godwin Anya , Philip Nongu and Ordue Tanterger, the state chairmen of NLC , JPNC and TUC respectively , partly read ,…

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HEALTH WORKERS SUSPEND STRIKE

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has agreed to suspend its 10-day old strike. National Chairman of JOHESU, Mr. Biobelemoye Josiah, said this while briefing newsmen after the conciliatory meeting at the instance of the Minister of Labour and Employment yesterday in Abuja. Josiah said the leadership of JOHESU would hold an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Oct. 3, with the hope of suspending the ongoing strike. “Our members are expected to arrive Abuja for the meeting on Tuesday to ratify the agreement reached. NEC will deliberate on…

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HEALTH WORKERS INSIST ON CONTINUATION OF STRIKE WHILE NEGOTIATION CONTINUES

There are indications that the on-going indefinite strike embarked upon by health workers by the Joint Health Sector Unions may soon be called off even as the unions insist that the industrial action continues until after negotiations are concluded at the weekend. The government and the unions were believed to have signed an agreement in the early hours of Wednesday after about nine hours meeting with the unions informing the government team led by the Ministers of Labour, Senator Chris Ngige and his Health counterpart, Prof. Isaac Adewole that they…

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NLC, TUC BEG TRADITIONAL RULERS TO INTERVENE AND MAKE YAHAYA BELLO PAY SALARIES

The organised labour in Kogi has called on prominent traditional rulers in the state to intervene in the ongoing industrial dispute in the state. The Trade Union Congress (TUC), Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council (JPSNC) made the call in a statement issued in Lokoja on Saturday. The unions said their call for the intervention of the traditional rulers followed a recent charge given by President Muhammadu Buhari to traditional to mount pressure on state governors to pay workers’ salary. According to the statement signed…

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ELECTRICITY TARIFF HIKE: LABOUR THREATENS TO SHUT DOWN ECONOMY

…Says increase ‘ll lead to closure of factories …NASU issues December 2017 deadline for new minimum wage By Johnbosco Agbakwuru THE organised labour has threatened to paralyze the nation’s economy if the Federal Government goes ahead with the planned hike on the electricity tariff as such planned increment would lead to closure of factories as well as unprecedented unemployment. National President of Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, Comrade Chris Ani who warned against the proposed increment of electricity tarrif at the union’s National Executive Council, NEC, …

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KOGI WORKERS SHUN STRIKE ACTION CALLED BY NLC, MANY CAME TO WORK

The industrial action declared by the Kogi State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC has commenced halfheartedly. Vanguard reporters who moved round to monitor the strike observed that some of the staff were still at their respective offices. Though majority of the ministries were opened but activities were not as robust as before as only 50 percent of the staff were present. Some of the staff who spoke with our reporter at the State Secretariat on why they show up for duty said they haven’t received their July salary…

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