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The Edo State wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has backed out of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) planned strike as it urged its members to remain at their various duty posts in schools across the state.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Delta chapter, has started to shut offices and schools in Asaba ahead of the planned strike over delay to implement the new minimum wage.
Responding to the development, Acting Head of Service, Folashade Yemi, said: “We have had a very peaceful engagement. But we discovered that there are some grey areas that need to be ironed out. By the grace of God, tomorrow, discussions will continue and we believe that we will be able to get everything resolved.”
The meeting between the organised labour and representatives of the Federal Government has been moved till Wednesday, Oct. 16, to allow for sorting out of all grey areas of contention.
The Federal Government cannot meet the demand of Labour in the new minimum wage regime, Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige, said on Tuesday.
National President of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), Engr. Sanusi Abdul-Fari, has expressed the confidence that the Federal Government (FG) and Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) would harmonise their differences to ensure that it does not result to NLC embarking on indefinite strike action over the N30,000 minimum wage.
Workers of Sanga and Kaura Local Government Councils of Kaduna State on Monday expressed gratitude to the leadership of their respective councils for implementing the new minimum wage.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has directed its state councils to prepare for strike on Oct. 16 if negotiation breaks down again with Federal Government.
The Accountant-General of Nasarawa State, Mr Zakka Yakubu, has described as “fake”, news quoting him as calling for a downward review of workers’ salaries.
Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, on Wednesday met separately with members of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council; the leadership of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the impasse arising from consequential adjustment of the national minimum wage.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, commenced dialogue with Labour Unions again in Abuja on Wednesday as time runs out on a deadline issued by Labour for the payment of a new wage approved for workers by the Federal Government.
Organised labour has been urged to tread softly and not to take any rash action over consequential increment for senior staff in the new minimum wage implementation.
Organised labour on Wednesday threatened to embark on a nationwide strike from October 16, if the Federal Government fails to reconvene the meeting of the committee negotiating the consequential adjustment on the new minimum wage.
At 59, the president of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has warned that Nigeria will be sitting on a time bomb if it fails to address the issues of under-development, inequality, high-level unemployment of the Nigerian youth population, power generation and incentives to enable both public and private industries to thrive.
Barely two years after his appointment, President Muhammadu Buhari at the weekend sacked Chairman, Investment and Securities Tribunal (IST), Mr. Siaka Isiah Idoko-Akoh. A senior official of the tribunal, Mr. J. I. Udunni, has been appointed to replace him.
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige to expedite action on negotiation with the organised labour on the new N30,000 minimum wage consequential adjustment.
The Federal Government, 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory and 774 local government areas shared N693.529 billion as of September allocation disbursed by the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).
Bayern Munich forward Thomas Muller wants Manchester United as the German offers himself to the Red Devils.
The absence of the Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, from office in the recent time has been generating reactions from various quarters as some were saying the governor had been in the hospital, treating food poisoning.
The Police Command in Benue have exhumed an unknown decomposed body in a rice farm in Ukum Local Government Area of the state.
Nigeria international midfielder Sunday Mba is keen to find a route back into football following an inactive two years.
An Australian judge on Thursday sentenced Graeme Lawrence, 77, to eight years in jail, for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in 1991 local media reported.
Children from different Sports academies in Singapore watched Super Eagles training this morning at the Bukit Gombat Stadium in Singapore.
Elders of the Isiagu community in the Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State, on Tuesday, said incessant robberies in the area had made their children to join cults in order to combat the menace.
Aisha Buhari has arrived Nigeria in the early hours of Sunday after being away for sometime in what she described as a “deserved rest”.
Liverpool star Sadio Mane has revealed the ‘strange’ reaction of teammate Mohamed Salah following the pair’s spat at Burnley.