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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has commended the decision of organised labour to shelve its planned industrial action earlier slated to begin on Monday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved a meeting between the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Zainab Ahmed, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige and the organized labour.
The strike, according to the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) was to pressure Governor Kayode Fayemi to attend to their demands.
The Organized Labour has urged political leaders at every level to respect the wishes of the Nigerian people and allow the full exercise of financial autonomy for the judiciary and legislature in the states.
The Organized Labour in Nasarawa State has warned that it will not accept percentage payment of Local government workers for the month of March 2020.
In continuation of its renewed efforts to provide more critical infrastructure in the state, the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has approved the execution of development projects worth over N2.5 billion.
Barely four days to the sacking of 200 workers of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, there is palpable tension in Ekiti State over another alleged plot by the state government to sack more 10,000 of its core workforce.
The Niger state chapter of the Organized Labour has handed down a 21 days ultimatum to the state government to pay the 30,000 new minimum wage or face an indefinite strike action.
The Kano state Governor Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has commenced the payment of the new minimum wage of N30,600 to workers in the state in December 2019.
Members of the organized labour under the aegis of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) have entered into dialogue with Ecobank over the Bank’s non-renewal of the contract of its third party recruitment agencies.
As the Governorship and House of Assembly elections approach, an eleventh-hour attempt to gather votes and solicit the support of the electorates have been embarked upon by the various Governorship candidates in Niger state.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has restated his position in support of Organised Labour in its struggle for a living wage.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has again emphasized that Nigeria cannot afford rounds of labour crisis, hence the imperative for Organized Labour to accept a new National Minimum Wage figure based on the capacity and the ability of both the government and the private sector to pay in line with social dialogue and the overall interest of the nation.
Organized labour in Ekiti state has berated the state Governor Mr. Ayodele Fayose over alleged purchase of a N74 million Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and for allegedly paying himself a sum of N43million severance package as parting gifts.
Acting under the aegis of Ekiti State Organized Labour, the workers said the Fayose government must clear all arrears of workers’ entitlements before a new government takes office on October 16. The workers’ demands were contained in a bulletin issued on Saturday.
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