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

NLC tasks FG on decent jobs, kicks against workers’ casualisation

October 12, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged federal government to ensure decent work for all Nigerians, describing casualisation of work in the country as unacceptable. Speaking during a rally to mark the World Decent Work Day, NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba said casualisation of job is evil and must be resisted. “We demand an immediate end to all forms of Read More

NLC, ILO sign pact on migration governance

October 5, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) have signed a collaborative agreement to advance migration governance issues in Nigeria. Speaking at the United Nation building during the signing of the agreement, Director ILO Office for Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia, Venessa Phala said the collaboration would help trade union movement to ensure promotion of effective labour migration Read More

DBI partners NLC on training of labour leaders

October 5, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is partnering the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Nigeria’s foremost International Centre of Excellence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the area training . The partnership was cemented when President DBI Prof. Mohammed Ajiya paid a courtesy visit to President Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Ayuba Wabba at the Pascal Bafyau Labour House Abuja. Ajiya Read More

Power sector privatisation increases suffering of masses – NLC chair

October 4, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

The chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Oyo state, Comrade Kayode Martins, has said that the privatisation of electricity by the federal government is a curse and not a blessing. Speaking at a public symposium organised by Coalition for Affordable and Regular Electricity (CARE), Oyo state chapter themed “Privatisation of Electricity, Curse or Blessing” in Ibadan, the Oyo Read More

Channel agitations toward good governance, Ogun speaker tells NLC

September 30, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The speaker of Ogun state House of Assembly, Olakunle Oluomo, has challenged the executive of the labour unions to always focus their agitations on the promotion and entrenchment of good governance rather than remuneration of workers. Oluomo threw the challenge in Abeokuta during the 2021 Independence Day anniversary lecture organised by the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) Read More

Social protection cover for citizens will end insecurity – Wabba

September 29, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Wednesday said providing social security cover for Nigerian citizens will reduce the insecurity ravaging the country. Speaking at a roundtable on social protection cover organised by the congress, NLC president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, said social protection is essential for human security and social justice. He said it is the foundation for peaceful societies committed to Read More

NLC commiserates with Algerian workers over wildfire

September 15, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has commiserated with the leadership of the General Union of Algeria Workers (UGTA), Algerian workers and the Algerian Government over the recent wildfire incidence in Tizi Ouzou and environ. In a letter by the president, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, NLC said it is unfortunate that the wildfire incident killed a number of people and consumed thousands Read More

2023: Nigerian youths deserve 30% affirmative action – AKINLOSOTU

September 3, 2021 Blueprint 0

Comrade Blessing A. Akinlosotu is the President of Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC). In this interview with TOPE SUNDAY, he speaks on the 2023 general elections and advocates for 20 to 30 per cent positions for the youths in the next elections. Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC) is relatively new, what led to its formation? NYC was established in 2016, the Minister Read More

NLC mourns America Federation of labour president

August 10, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has insisted that the gas price sold to Electricity Generation Companies (GENCOS) must be reduced to less than $1.50 per standard cubic feet (SCF) as agreed with the federal government earlier in the year. The NLC made the position known against the backdrop of the report credited to Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Read More

Doctos’ strike: Wake up from slumber, PGF boss slams Ngige, Keyamo

August 8, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has slammed Nigerian Ministers of Labour and Employment Chris Ngige and Festus Keyamo over their inability to prevent the ongoing indefinite strike by the the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD). On August 2, 2021, NARD began indefinite nationwide strike over demands for improved conditions, payment of salaries ranging Read More

Eid-el-Kabir: Nigerian workers demand wage justice

July 20, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has asked government as well as employers of labour to consider workers’ sacrifice and pay them a living wage. According to a massage to mark this year’s Eid-el-Kabir, NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba said state governors yet to implement the minimum wage belonged to the league of politicians pouring contempt and acorn on the sacrifice Read More

I’ll continue to govern with fear of God – Oyetola

July 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

Workers in Osun state for the second time in less three months Thursday openly declared their support for Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s second term bid. The workers, numbering over 10, 000 under the auspices of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), noted that a governor who stopped paying half salary, who lifted ban on their promotions and conversions after several Read More

Breaking: Organised Labour suspends strike in Nasarawa

July 5, 2021 Mohammed Yangida, Lafia 0

The Organised Labour in Nasarawa state, Monday, suspended the industrial action declared over the partial implementation of the minimum wage and non-release of promotion of workers for over 12 years. Chairman of the Nasarawa state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Union Comrade Yusuf Sarki Iya announced the suspension at a press conference in Lafia, the state capital. Iya explained that Read More

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Labour vows to resist planned increase in fuel price

June 1, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said any atrempt to increase the price of petrol will be met with strong resistance by workers. The was part of resolutions reached by the NLC at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting. In a communique jointly signed by NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba and acting General Secretary, Ismail Bello, the NEC “resolved that Read More

Implementation of state legislature/judiciary autonomy begins

May 25, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigerian government has said the implementation of financial autonomy for the state legislature and judiciary would commence this week. Minister of Labour and Employment Senator Chris Ngige disclosed this in his office after a conciliation meeting to resolve the ongoing strike by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) and Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN). Ngige said the Read More