MINIMUM WAGE: NLC LEADERS MEET IN ABUJA OVER NEGOTIATIONS WITH STATES

After the Federal Government agreed on consequential adjustments and percentage increase for workers in the federal civil service with organised labour, the joint negotiating council in each state is expected to open negotiation with its  state government with guidance from the national headquarters of the JNPSNC. Lawal said the negotiating council leaders at the state councils had been told to move to Abuja for an important meeting on Tuesday. He said, “The joint council in each of the states will open negotiation with their state government without the involvement of…

Read More

MINIMUM WAGE: NLC TELLS STATE BRANCHES WHAT TO DO TO FAST TRACK PAYMENT

The National leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has directed its state chapters to immediately commence negotiations with their state governments to arrive at consequential adjustments on the N30,000 new minimum wage. The labour parent body, however, asked the state chapters to await the table which will be drawn by the federal government in line with the recent agreement with labour on the consequential adjustments. Deputy National President of NLC, Comrade Amaechi Asuguni, gave the directive as the outcome of NLC 2019 National Leadership Retreat that ended in Enugu yesterday.…

Read More

MINIMUM WAGE: NLC DEMAND FIVE MONTHS ARREARS

Olufemi Atoyebi and Friday Olokor The Trade Union Congress side of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council on Monday called on the Federal Government to pay five months arrears of the new minimum wage dating back to April 18, 2019 when President Muhammadu Buhari signed the new  minimum wage bill into law. The government and organised labour came to an agreement on the new minimum wage on Friday, 182 days after Buhari had signed the bill. Both parties agreed on 23.2 percentage increase for workers at grade level 07;…

Read More

MINIMUM WAGE: NLC SHIFT BATTLE TO STATES: MEETS ON TUESDAY OVER STRATEGIES

Niyi Odebode, Chukwudi Akasike, Peter Dada, Raphael Ede, Ademola Babalola, Olaide Oyelude, Adeniyi Olugbemi, Tunde Oyekola, Bola Bamigbola, Tony Okafor, James Abraham, Ada Wodu and John Charles State chairmen of the Nigeria Labour Congress will on Tuesday (tomorrow) meet in Enugu to discuss modalities to be adopted for negotiations on consequential adjustments  of the new minimum wage  with various state governments. This meeting is coming after the conclusion of talks between organised labour and the Federal Government. The Chairman of the Kwara State NLC, Issa Ore, who disclosed this in…

Read More

LABOUR, FG REACH AGREEMENT ON IMPLEMENTATION OF MINIMUM WAGE

There was an indication that the Federal Government and Organised Labour have agreed to a template on the consequential adjustments for the N30,000 new national minimum wage Thursday night with different percentages for each grade level from grade level 07-09. According to the new template, workers on grade level 07 was agreed at 23.2 per cent; grade level 08 at 20 per cent; grade level 09 at 19 per cent; from grade level 10 – 14 at 16 per cent and from grade level 15 – 17 at 14 per…

Read More

MINIMUM WAGE: NLC / LABOUR MEETING DEADLOCKED

FG and NLC in meeting. Hours into the midnight deadline for industrial action over the minimum wage agreement between labour and the Federal Government, both sides have not reached a concensus. Labour had resorted to the strike option from Oct. 17 if the government failed to reach a concensus with it on Oct. 16 over the consequential adjustments of the minimum wage. At the ongoing meeting, the organised labour and representatives of the Federal Government broke into discussions to consider both positions on the minimum wage. The meeting which commenced…

Read More

MINIMUM WAGE: SEE WHAT NLC DID IN ASABA, DESPITE NON-DECLARATION OF STRIKE

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Delta State chapter has started to shut offices and schools in Asaba ahead of the planned strike over the delay to implement the new minimum wage. According to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) Mr Goodluck Ofuburuku, NLC State chairman told newsmen on phone that labour was on strike in the state. He said, ”We are on strike and that is all I can tell you for now. We expect offices and schools to comply. “The strike is in force; that is why we are going…

Read More

MINIMUM WAGE: LABOUR SUSPENDS STRIKE, TALKS CONTINUE TODAY

Workers demand documents as FG hikes salary adjustments • Lagos will pay more than N30,000, says Gov Sanwo-Olu Olufemi Atoyebi, Abuja Organised labour on Tuesday demanded documents from the Federal Government to support its claims during a negotiation on the consequential adjustments on the New National Minimum Wage. Labour suspended its planned strike as both sides agreed to continue negotiations today (Wednesday). The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, at the opening of the meeting, said the demand of the workers before the negotiation would shut down the…

Read More

FG,LABOUR IN MAKE OR MAR MEETING OVER MINIMUM WAGE, STRIKE

Frank Ikpefan, Abuja, Toba Agboola, Damisi Ojo, Akure and Kolade Adeyemi, Kano   IT is make or break today as the Federal Government and organised labour meet over the new minimum wage. Labour leaders on Monday met with Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige. Although Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) General Secretary Emmanuel Ugboaja said Labour would go into Tuesday’s meeting with an open mind, it is clear from their body language that they have lost hope of a ‘favourable outcome’. Ugboaja added that if the outcome is not favourable,…

Read More

MINIMUM WAGE NEGOTIATIONS: LABOUR, GOVERNORS BEAT DRUMS OF WAR

Prepare for strike, NLC tells state councils • Govt can’t pay what it doesn’t have – Fayemi Olufemi Atoyebi, Abuja The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum on Sunday strongly disagreed over specific salary adjustments being sought by workers on the new National Minimum Wage. The NLC, in a letter to  its state councils, said there was no going back on its demand for   the consequential adjustment of salaries as a result of the new minimum. The congress, therefore, directed its state councils to prepare for a nationwide…

Read More