Osun CSOs protest fuel, electricity tariffs hike

September 4, 2020 Lateef Dada 0

Civil Societies Organisations in Osun state Friday took to the streets to protest the increment in the price of fuel and electricity tariff. They described the sudden increment as “sheer wickedness, anti-people and affront on common Nigerians.” Carrying placards of various inscriptions such as “Revert Fuel Price Now,”  “We Want a Better Life,” “Electricity Tariff Hike Is Evil,” “PMB People Read More

ILO, others commend Qatar for promoting decent work

September 1, 2020 Moses John 0

The International Labour Organisation (ILO), International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and the International Organisation of Employers (IOE) have commended the State of Qatar for ending the Kafala system.  The trio of ILO Director General Guy Ryder, ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow and IOE Secretary-General Roberto Suárez Santos made the commendation, saying the efforts  would promote decent work.  In a historic Read More

Covid-19: NNPC seeks pact to prevent job loss

August 28, 2020 Moses John 0

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has urged constructive engagements between players in the oil and gas industry and the workers’ representatives, to formulate solutions to the challenges brought by Covid-19 on the businesses without sacking workers. The Corporation’s group managing director, Mele Kyari, who disclosed this at the 6th Triennial Delegates Conference of the National Union of Petroleum and Read More

APC: Hold me accountable for my comments not govs, PGF boss tells Oshiomhole

August 18, 2020 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, said he has respect for the immediate past national chairman of the the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and other party leaders. Lukman declared that his recent public statements were not meant to disrespect any party leader but as a geniue member of the ruling party, where internal Read More

PAACA inaugurates TUC, NLC anti corruption network in Maiduguri

August 11, 2020 Paul Okah 0

A network of Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) against corruption was Saturday inaugurated in Maiduguri.  The initiative was taken after leaders of the organised unions attended a one-day town hall meeting organised by the Peering Advocacy and Advancement Centre in Africa (PAACA), with support from ActionAid Nigeria (AAN), geared towards co-opting the unions into the campaign Read More

Covid-19: NLC wants Air Peace, others to reinstate workers

August 7, 2020 Samson Benjamin 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the management of Turkish Air, Air Peace and Bristow Helicopters to reinstate all the sacked workers within two weeks. NLC President Ayuba Wabba said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja, while condemning the recent sack of 100 pilots by Air Peace, 69 pilots by Bristow Helicopters. Wabba said the Congress also Read More

Ekiti workers call off strike

August 3, 2020 Raphael Adeyanju 0

Workers in the service of Ekiti state civil service Monday called off their industrial action barely 12 hours after the commencement of the 3-day warning strike to press for payment of outstanding benefits. The workers claimed that the suspension of the strike was sequel to Governor Kayode Fayemi’s readiness to meet some of the demands outlined by organised labour at Read More

ILO commends measure to protect rights of seafarers

July 21, 2020 John Moses 0

The International Labour Organization has expressed support for new international measures to protect the rights of seafarers, stranded at sea due to the COVID -19 crisis. ILO Director-General Guy Ryder said the joint statement by more than a dozen countries gave seafarers enhanced rights as key workers. He added that the new measures, also supported by other UN agencies and Read More

JOHESU threatens strike over discriminatory hazard allowances

June 17, 2020 Moses John 0

  The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) has said members can no longer wait for post-COVID-19 pandemic for their allowances to be paid. The workers in a letter addressed to the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, dated June 15, 2020, said their decision was hinged on the recently released N48 billion for National Association of Residence Doctors(NARD), Read More

Zamfara and the new minimum wage

May 14, 2020 Abdulkadir Sulaiman 0

The federal government last year, struck a deal with the Nigeria Labour Congress for the implementation of a minimum wage of N30, 000 upward from the present N18, 000. The federal government and Labour earlier had a running battle with the Nigeria Governors Forum in arriving at the agreement for states and local governments to equally implement the minimum wage. Read More

Nigerian workers deserve to be celebrated – Omo-Agege

May 1, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has saluted the Nigerian workers on this year’s Workers’ Day celebration by declaring that they deserved to be celebrated. Omo-Agege, who gave the commendation in a goodwill message in  Abuja Friday, said, “Despite the very challenging times we all face today, history will forever remember the  resilient spirit and dynamic roles of Read More

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Go back to work, NMA tells striking members

March 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has directed its members currently on strike to call it off and “go back to work.” The president of the association, Dr. Fracis Faduyile, gave the directive Friday at a press conference in Abuja, saying that the decision was taken by the national body of the association to ensure that the COVID-19 scourge was contained Read More

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Nwokomma emerges NAAT president

February 20, 2020 Editorial III 0

The National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) has elected Comrade Ibeji Nwokomma as its new president to champion the affairs of the union in the next four years. Other elected officers of the union are Dr. Bawallah Musa, deputy president; Rev. Canon Engr. Patrick O. Idisi, vice president 1; Engr. Timothy T Afiagh, VP II; Engr. Abubakar Yusuf, general secretary; Read More

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Ngige tasks NSITF on staff welfare

February 8, 2020 Editorial III 0

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has charged the management of the Nigeria Social Investment Trust Fund (NSITF) to place premium on its own staff in order to sustain the organisation’s credibility. NSITF is charged with compensating workers who suffer workplace injuries, disabilities or death. A press statement by NSITF Public Affairs Department said the minister handed Read More

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Breaking: Finally, Labour/FG ‘agree’ on minimum wage

October 17, 2019 Editorial II 0

The federal government and the delegations of the organised labour Thursday evening reached a compromise over the consequential adjustment and implementation of the new National Minimum Wage, Blueprint can authoritatively report. Organised labour arrived at exactly 7pm, at the federal Secretariat, the venue of the meeting, while the Minister of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige who is chairing the session Read More

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Breaking – Minimum wage: FG/Labour meeting inconclusive again

October 17, 2019 Editor 0

The meeting between Labour and Federal Government on the consequential adjustment of the N30.000 national minimum wage is to continuing Thursday October 17, 2019 as both parties could not reach a conclusive stand on the matter.  The meeting which was earlier adjoined on Tuesday night for Wednesday after both the government and labour shifted grounds on their positions, ended at Read More

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NLC, TUC picket AEDC, BoA in Niger

October 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC)  Tuesday picketed the headquarters of the Bank of Agriculture (BoA) and that of the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) in Minna, Niger state, over alleged non-payment of salaries of civil servants and persistent blackout in the state. The state chairman of NLC, Comrade Yakubu Garba and his TUC counterpart, Read More

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National minimum wage and govt’s inertia

August 24, 2019 Editorial III 0

Wage as defined by National Minimum Wage Act 2019 (as amended)  is a minimum total amount of money an employer of labour is required to pay the lowest paid worker or employee monthly in his establishment.  Every employer should comply with the government-approved wage except those exempted by the law. The Act exempted establishments in which workers are employed on Read More

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Aftermath of crisis: Soja emerges NASWADEN’s caretaker c’ttee chair

June 21, 2019 Editor 0

In line with the directive of the Ministry of Labour and Productivity, the National Association of Scrap and Waste Dealers of Nigeria (NASWDEN) has resolved its lingering leadership crisis with the emergence of a caretaker committee to oversee the affairs of the union in the next six months. Addressing journalists in Abuja shortly after its general meeting, national president of Read More

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Pictures: May day activities build up as Labour rally gets underway globally

May 1, 2019 Editor 0

Thousands of South Korean workers have marked Labor Day with a rally in central Seoul, urging the government to adopt major international regulations on promoting labour rights. Organisers told Al Jazeera that around 27,000 people turned up at Seoul Plaza while another 57,000 demonstrated in 13 cities across the country on Wednesday. Commemorating International Workers’ Day simultaneously, the Korean Confederation Read More

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Atiku congratulates Ayuba Wabba, other NLC executives

February 8, 2019 Editorial III 0

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has congratulated the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba and other executives on their recent elections. Ayuba was reelected and other executives were also elected two days ago in the NLC annual delegate conference, at Abuja. The former vice president in a Read More

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Kano to pay N30,600 minimum wage

January 9, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Government of Kano state has restated its commitment to pay the new minimum wage of N30,000 with additional N600. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje disclosed this when members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) staged a peaceful protest at the government house yesterday in Kano. He said  his administration has given priority to the welfare of civil servants in the state. Read More

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Labour insists on N30,000 minimum wage

October 10, 2018 Editorial III 0

The Organised Labour has insisted that the Tripartite Committee on the new National Minimum Wage has concluded its assignment for onward submission to President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Joe Ajaero, President, United Labour Congress (ULC), said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja. Ajaero was reacting to the statement made by Dr Chris Read More

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Use appropriate taxes to finance 2018 budget, Labour tells FG

June 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Labour and its civil society allies have urged the federal government to ensure all individuals and multinationals are made to pay appropriate taxes to finance the budget deficit. Speaking at a two day meeting organised by Public Service International on increasing Trade Union and Civil Society participation in the fight against Illicit financial flows in Nigeria, Deputy President of NLC, Read More

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Why labour made fresh demand for minimum wage – Ozo-Esson

April 11, 2018 Blueprint 0

General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Dr.Peter Ozo-Esson, has said the Organised Labour has presented a fresh demand for a higher minimum wage because of the current economic indices. NLC and TUC had two years ago, made a proposal of N56, 000, while United Labour Congress proposed N96.000 as the national minimum wage for workers in the country. Read More