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Governor Bello urged to prioritise workers’ welfare

The United Labour Congress (ULC), has called on the Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, to prioritize workers’ welfare and clear salary backlog.

Labour warns federal government on rising debt, borrowing

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.’’
Godwin Obaseki

Governor Obaseki promises to pay more than N30, 000 minimum wage if…

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).

Governor Dickson: Wage commission delaying payment of minimum wage

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.

Labour: Federal government must discuss VAT hike with stakeholders

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.

Joe Ajaero: Labour won’t accept increased VAT

The President of the United Labour Congress (ULC), Joe Ajaero, says organised labour would not accept government’s plan to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) to pay the N30,000 new minimum wage.
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Babajide Sanwo-Olu gets labour endorsement, promises N30,000 minimum wage

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.
Governor Udom Emmanuel declares his intention to run for a second time as Akwa-Ibom governor at a rally... August 25, 2018. Twitter-MrUdomEmmanuel

Governor Emmanuel promises to implement new minimum wage

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.
NLC to work against governors opposing new minimum wage

Labour stages mass protests over minimum wage today

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.
NLC to work against governors opposing new minimum wage

Minimum wage: Labour begins consultation, mobilisation ahead Tuesday’s strike

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.

Federal government moves to avert labour strike over 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 National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

Minimum wage: Labour begins nationwide strike January 8

The Nigerian Labour Congress said yesterday it will embark on nationwide strike at the expiration of its ultimatum on December 31, 2018.
NLC to work against governors opposing new minimum wage

Minimum wage: Labour gives federal government December 31 ultimatum

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.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

NLC rejects technical panel on N30,000 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.
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NLC: No technical committee can look into N30,000 minimum wage

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.

Joe Ajaero: Labour expects national assembly to fast-track action on new minimum wage

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.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

Minimum wage: Mix reactions trail suspension of strike

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 National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

Minimum wage: Ebonyi NLC commends organized labor leaders

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.

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