#EndASUUStrike: NLC issues ultimatum to FG

July 26, 2022 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Lagos State chapter has issued a two-week ultimatum to the Federal Government to resolve the ongoing strike embarked by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). Speaking at protest ground, the Lagos state NLC chapter chairperson, Agnes Sessy, ordered government to act or risk another #ENDSARS protest. “If the Federal Government does not resolve the Read More

Happening now: NLC protest rocks Lagos over ASUU strike, insecurity, fuel hike, others (VIDEO)

July 26, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The leadership and members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), have begun a two-day nationwide protest in solidarity with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) as well as other maladmnistration issues in Nigeria. Already, Labour union members have trooped out in Lagos and are now on the streets with placards with different inscriptions. Some of the inscriptions reads: “Nigeria Read More

Plateau NLC mobilises for solidarity protest over ASUU strike

July 25, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Plateau State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has begun mobilisation of its members and other affiliate unions ahead of the planned nationwide solidarity protest by the organised labour in support of the lingering strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The nationwide protest is expected to come up on the July 26 and 27, 2022. Read More

NLC pickets MTN headquarters, as faceoff over welfare intensifies

July 20, 2022 Blueprint 0

The headquarters of MTN Nigeria was picketed Wednesday by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) amid disagreement over staff welfare. The telecommunications company was accused of not prioritising its staff on the lower cadre. A reliable source said the faceoff prevented MTN staff from entering the headquarters premises, while those still on their way were asked to return and work from Read More

Let’s support NLC to end ASUU strike

July 19, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has been intervening to resolve the oft strikes by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, for many years. In 2013, NLC intervened in the ASUU strike by writing to the presidency to devise modality to resolve the six months’ academic strike. In 2021, the union again played a vital role the resolve the standoff Read More

NLC calls for review of extant fiscal policy regime to drive private sector

June 22, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) Tuesday said there is need for the federal government to review of extant fiscal policy regime to drive private sector as the engine room to national development in the country. NLC President, ,Mr Ayuba Wabba, said this at the ongoing maiden Employers Summit, organised by Nigeria Employers Consultative Association(NECA) on Tuesday in Abuja. The theme of Read More

Labour demands social protection, sustainable jobs

May 24, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has demanded that stakeholders in the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Just Transition for Nigeria and Nigeria Green Jobs Project, embrace the importance of a participatory and representative process of social dialogue involving all social partners to promote high employment rates, and adequate social protection. NLC General Secretary, Comrade Emma Ogboaja, who said this at the Read More

2023: Nigeria may sink if… – Hakeem Baba Ahmed

April 27, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

The 2023 general elections may make or mar Nigeria as a country, if the leaders elected are not of topmost quality with good character, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed has said. Addressing the 2022 Pre-May Day Symposium organised by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Kaduna state chapter with the theme: “Labour, Politics and the Quest for Good Governance and Development in Read More

Labour disrupts governors’ meeting over Judiciary, LG, Legislature autonomy

April 12, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Friday disrupted a meeting between Nigerian Governors Forum and Speakers of the 36 Houses of Assembly over her demand for autonomy for Judiciary, Local Governments and State Houses of Assembly. The workers, in their thousands, stormed Fraiser Suit, Central Business Area, Venue of the meeting at 3 pm, chanting solidarity songs, carrying placards with different Read More

Kogi NLC denies payment of N30, 000 minimum wage

March 24, 2022 Oyibo Salihu 0

The organised labour in Kogi state has urged workers to ignore the publication that the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Onuh Edoka, confirmed payment of N30,000 minimum wage in Kogi state. This was contained in a statement signed by Comrade Paul Omale, NLC secretary, Kogi state, copy of which was made available to journalists in Lokoja, Read More

NLC, ILO provide new information guide for returning migrant workers

March 23, 2022 Blueprint 0

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and trade union organisations have provided a new information guide to cushion the difficulty faced by returning migrant workers in Nigeria. Produced by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) with support from the ILO, the new information guide is fashioned to provide useful information and relevant links that would assist returning migrants in the process of Read More

TUC, NLC to form alliance over 2023 general elections

March 23, 2022 Moses John Abuja 0

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has resolved to form an alliance with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to ensure active role for workers in the political space ahead of 2023. In a communique issued at the end of its political roundtable conference in Abuja, the TUC enumerated some important steps the Organised Labour was determined to take in Read More

Kaduna Speaker assures NLC on LG, judiciary, legislature autonomy bill

March 17, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Speaker Kaduna State House of Assembly, Hon. Yusuf Zailani, has assured Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) of the lawmakers’ support on the ammended autonomy bill for local governments, judiciary and state houses of assembly recently passed by the National Assembly. Following its ammendment and passage by the Senate and Federal House of Representatives, the bill would have to be transmitted to Read More

Call ASUU to order, Ngige tells NLC

March 9, 2022 Blueprint 0

The federal government has urged the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to advise its affiliate, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to abide by the provisions of the Trade Disputes Act and call off its ongoing strike. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the 2022 edition of the National Labour Advisory Council (NLAC) in Lagos, Minister of Labour and Employment Read More

Fuel subsidy strike: Don’t betray Nigerians again, DSM tells NLC

December 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), Tuesday cautioned the leadership of the nation’s industrial unions against betraying Nigerians again on their planned January 27 nationwide strike over removal of fuel subsidy by the federal government. DSM in a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan signed by its organising secretary, Comrade Peluola Adewale, said the labour leadership in the country will Read More

Wabba urges US to lift economy blockade in Cuba

December 15, 2021 Moses John 0

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, has tasked the president of the United States, Joe Biden to lift all economic blockade against the people and Republic of Cuba. Comrade Wabba who spoke at an event organized by Cuban Embassy in Nigeria to mark the 5th memorial of former Cuba president Fidel Castro, said former president Read More

Direct primaries’ll tackle godfatherism- NLC

November 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Monday said the congress is taking a stand with the majority of Nigerians that commended the two chambers of National Assembly for passing the amendment of the Electoral Act. President of the congress, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, in a statement said the items of amendment included the adoption of direct primaries for internal political parties’ contestations. Read More

NLC tasks labour leaders on education

November 14, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has tasked labour leaders in the country on the need to build her capacity to acquire the requisite knowledge to engage employers. General Secretary of the congress, Comrade Ismail Bello, who gave the charge at the flagg off of state level school of the congress in Abuja said education is key to trade union movement. Read More

Organised labour reaches agreement with Cross River, suspends strike

November 11, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

Organised Labour in Cross River state has suspended the 31- day strike action after reaching an agreement with the Cross River state government on the 14 demands of Labour which led to the industrial action. In a press statement, made available to journalists in Calabar, Thursday, labour said the agreement was mediated by the Traditional Rulers’ Council, headed by the Read More

NLC receives C of O for new Kaduna secretariat

November 5, 2021 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Kaduna state Council, has finally received the original copy of its new secretariat’s Certificate of Occupancy from Tamaidukka Oil Traders (TMDK). Chairman of the Congress, Comrade Ayuba Magaji Suleiman, disclosed this while briefing newsmen after the handing over ceremony of the document at the NLC headquarters, Labour House, Abuja. He said: “Tamaidukka Oil Traders (TMDK) Read More

Bad roads: NLC declares Fashola ‘persona non-grata’ in Ogun

October 27, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ogun state chapter, has declared the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, a ‘persona non-grata’ over bad roads. The NLC said it is disappointed that he failed to fulfill his promises on the collapse portion of Sango road. Speaking at a protest held Wednesday, the state chairman of the labour union, Comrade Emmanuel Bankole Read More

Take COVID-19 vaccine jab, NLC tells workers

October 25, 2021 Duro Joseph 0

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) Monday called on workers to take COVID -19 jab. At a press conference held at the headquarters of the congress in Abuja, the president of the congress who is also president of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, argued that the COVID-19 vaccine has given all humans the chance to fight the Read More

NLC seeks better migration governance

October 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for better migration governance to support returning and reintegration of migrant workers in the midst of COVID-19 in the country. NLC Acting General Secretary Comrade Bello Ismail said this while declaring open a two-day training workshop organised for Labour Correspondents Association of Nigeria (LACAN) in Abuja. The workshop was organised by the NLC Read More

Fiscal deficit: ActionAid wants CSOs, NLC involved in discussions to contract debt

October 13, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

ActionAid Nigeria has said that in the face of dwindling revenue and widening fiscal deficit, there is a need for the National Assembly, Debt Management Office DMO, Federal Economic Council to minimize accumulation of external debt by involving the Civil Society Organization (CSO’s) and labour Unions in discussions to contract debt. The Country Director, Ene Obi represented by the Director Read More