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The United Labour Congress (ULC), has called on the Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, to prioritize workers’ welfare and clear salary backlog.
Organised labour has again cautioned the Federal Government on the nation’s rising debt profile, “resulting from government’s unsaturated appetite for borrowing and foreign loans.’’
Governor Godwin Obaseki has said that his administration would pay above the new minimum wage of N30, 000 mínimum wage if the workers increased their productivity and Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).
Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson told civil servants on Wednesday the National Incomes and Wages Commission (NIWC) was delaying the payment of the newly-approved N30, 000 minimum wage.
President of United Labour Congress (ULC), Mr. Joe Ajaero, has said any increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) to pay the N30,000 new minimum wage would not be accepted except it is discussed with stakeholders in the Labour market.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said welfare of workers and pension of the retirees will be the priority of his government if elected.
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has assured that the state government will ensure the full implementation of the proposed new minimum wage for workers in the state.
The leadership of organised labour, comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), and United Labour Congress (ULC), has concluded arrangement to stage nationwide protests, commencing today, January 8.
The organised labour on Friday said it had started mobilisation of members ahead of the Jan. 8 strike over payment of the agreed N30,000 New Minimum Wage.
Controversies surrounding the new national minimum wage, which the National Tripartite Committee grudgingly pegged at N30,000, may not have abated as the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has fixed a conciliatory meeting for Friday, January 4, 2019 in Abuja.
The Nigerian Labour Congress said yesterday it will embark on nationwide strike at the expiration of its ultimatum on December 31, 2018.
The organised labour on Thursday rejected plans by the Federal Government to set up another high-powered technical committee on the new national minimum wage.
As the Presidency considers passing the report of the Tripartite Committee on the National Minimum Wage to the National Assembly in form of bill, for passage into law, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said no Technical Committee will look into the already agreed figure of N30,000.
As the Presidency continues to linger over passing the report of the tripartite committee on the national minimum wage to the National Assembly, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says that no Technical Committee will look into the already agreed N30,000.
Mr Joe Ajaero, President, United Labour Congress (ULC) says the organised labour expects the National Assembly to fast-track action on the minimum wage report once presented because of its urgency.
A cross-section of workers on Tuesday in Abuja, expressed mixed reactions on organised labour’s suspension of the Nov. 6, proposed strike to press for the implementation of a new national minimum wage.
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Ebonyi chapter, has commended the national leaders of organised labour over its resilience in the struggle for a new national minimum wage for Nigerian workers.
A former aide of Chief MKO Abiola, Lisa Olu Akerele, has said that naming National stadium after the late winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election was an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari has good heart.
Contrary to speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari fell to pressures from leaders of the South-West geopolitical zone to recognize June 12 as national Democracy Day over political interest, the President on Wednesday said his decision was hinged on the need to correct alleged injustice meted out on the entire country by the military government.
The Department of State Services said it has observed with concern the deliberate plots and attempts by some subversive and undemocratic elements to incite or pit one ethnic group against the other by stoking the embers of tribal sentiments to cause disaffection and violence across the country.
Prof. Akinyele Aluko of the Global Knowledge Group has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s renaming of Aura stadium after the late MKO Abiola as one of the President’s boldest moves thus far.
Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Wednesday said former President Goodluck Jonathan reduced the late MKO Abiola to an ethnic champion by renaming the University of Lagos (UNILAG) which is located in the South- West after him.
The National Assembly management has given outgoing members of the 8th Senate three days to handover their office keys.
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State on Monday pledged to waive his immunity as the governor if brought before the proposed anti-corruption agency in the state.
An Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday ordered the remand of four men at the Oke-Kura Prison, Ilorin, for the alleged murder one Isiaka Sikiru.
The Niger House of Assembly on Tuesday elected Alhaji Abdullahi Wuse (APC), member representing Tafa Constituency, as the speaker of the 9th Assembly in the state.
Sen. Ike Ekweremadu (PDP-Enugu), on Tuesday, disclosed the real reason he contested for the deputy senate president’s seat during the inauguration of the 9th Senate in Abuja.