Breaking – Electricity tariff/fuel price hike: Proposed nationwide strike ‘ll go on if… – NLC

September 22, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) after its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting attended by the 36 state chairmen and that of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Tuesday has concluded arrangement to proceed on planned nationwide strike. The proposed strike action followed hike in electricity tariff and fuel price recently by the federal government. Details loading…

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

Breaking: In Taraba, NLC Chairman is dead

July 15, 2020 Editor 0

Chairman of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Peter Gambo, in Taraba has passed on. Gambo reportedly died in the early hours of Wednesday at the Specialist hospital Jalingo, Commissioner of Health, Dr Innocent Vakkai, has confirmed. Details loading…

Breaking: Tension as Kidnappers abduct NLC Chairman

July 5, 2020 Editor 0

There is palpable tension in Asaba, Delta state capital moment after the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the state Goodluck Ofobruku was kidnapped right in front of his house. He was abducted around 8pm on Saturday. As at the time of filling this report, the abductors Blueprint learnt were yet to establish contact with anyone. Details loading…

Salary deduction: Kano labour union threatens industrial action

May 27, 2020 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Joint Labour Union of different workers congress Wednesday issued a 14- day ultimatum to Kano state government to immediately pay back the deducted May 2020 salaries to all workers of the state or face industrial action. The joint labour union which  met in Kano Wednesday and issued a communiqué said the action of the governor has clearly violated the Read More

Minimum wage: Ogun TUC warns against pay cut

May 1, 2020 Olifemi Adediran 0

The Ogun state chapter of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Friday accused Governor Dapo Abiodun of breaking his promise on implementing the new minimum wage from March, this year. The Congress chairman, Akeem Lasisi, who spoke to journalists in commemoration of the 2020 Workers’ Day Celebration, warned the state government against “any intention to deduct or cut workers pay Read More

Job losses loom as Covid-19 spreads

April 24, 2020 BENJAMIN UMUTEME 0

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread its tentacles across the world, it has become obvious that unprecedented loss of jobs is in the horizon; BENJAMIN UMUTEME writes. The pandemic Oguche Andrew has been at home now for the past three weeks as a result of the federal government’s directive to Nigerians to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Read More

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Exposed! Why govs ‘re ‘resisting’ minimum wage

January 3, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has  declared that intent to loot and lack of conscience have emerged the reason any governor would hesitate to pay workers the N30,000 new national minimum wage. NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, in his new year messgae said ongoing revelations on the monumental looting perpetrated by former governors prove that only an intent to loot, Read More

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Minimum wage: Labour set to strike

January 1, 2020 Editor 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Tuesday threatened to shut down states that were yet to begin the process of implementing the new minimum wage. In a New Year message, NLC President Ayuba Wabba said the N30, 000 is now a law and no governor has an excuse not to implement the new minimum wage. Comrade Wabba said the state councils Read More

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Uncertainty as FG/Labour meeting ends in deadlock 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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Breaking: FG, Labour set for make or mar meeting Sept 16 over minimum wage

September 10, 2019 Editor 0

Negotiation between the Federal Government and the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) on the new minimum wage has again rescheduled for Sept. 16. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that the last negotiation between the government and the JNPSNC was to hold on Sept. 4, but was suspended. Mr Alade Lawal, JNPSN Secretary General, confirmed to NAN Read More

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$9.6bn Judgment: CSOs, NLC, others to picket British, Irish embassies

August 30, 2019 Editor 0

No fewer than 1000 Civil Society Organisations (CSO) are set to picket the British and Irish embassies, Monday September 2, 2019 over the United Kingdom court’s $9.6bn judgment against Nigeria. The Secretary General of Coalition of Civil Society (CSO) groups, Mr Abubakar Ibrahim, gave the hint during a brief chat Friday in Abuja. Mr Ibrahim said that apart from the CSOs, the Read More

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Electricity tariff hike: NLC kicks, may take further action

August 26, 2019 Editor 0

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is currently against kicking against the upward review of electricity tariffs being charged by distribution companies (Discos) operating in Nigeria. The NLC said it was not acceptable to Nigerians. The disclosure was made by NLC general secretary, Emmanuel Ugboaja, who said labour also rejected the federal government’s plan to divest from the Discos and the generation Read More

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Minimum wage: Workers running out of patience – NLC

August 16, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has faulted claims that labour representatives at  the joint national public service negotiation council were delaying the process of implementing the N30,000 minimum wage. The body said the federal government should come clean on its implementation rather than deceiving the Nigerian workers. NLC President Ayuba Wabba said this Thursday while speaking on the sidelines of the Read More

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RevolutionNow: Police arraign 5 for unlawful assembly in Osun, NLC wants detained activists released

August 8, 2019 Editor 0

Osun state Police Command Wednesday arraigned five persons in connection with the RevolutionNow protest in Osogbo Monday. They are: Owolabi Olawale (32), Fagunwa Temitope (29), Oluwafemi Johnson (28), Owoeye Olaoluwa (22) and Omoleye Stephen (21). They were arraigned at the magistrate court sitting in Osogbo, the state capital, for unlawful assembly. The five accused were arraigned on a three-count charge of unlawful Read More

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Minimum Wage: Organised labour should be more aggressive — Oshiomhole

August 2, 2019 Editor 0

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has called on the organised labour to challenge political leaders to ensure that state resources meet the needs of workers and other Nigerians. Mr Oshiomhole made the call in Abuja at a reception in honour of the director-general, International Labour Organisation (ILO), Guy Ryder. Mr Oshiomhole expressed concern over the nonchalant attitude Read More

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Ministerial list: Group hails Buhari for nominating Ngige, Ikeazu, slams NLC

July 31, 2019 Editor 0

The Federal Parastatals and Private Sector Pensioners Association of Nigeria (FEPPPAN) has praised President Muhammedu Buhari for nominating Senator Chris Ngige and Barr Sharon Ikeazu to be ministers in his second term administration. FEPPPAN also said it was solely a prerogative of the president to assign the nominees to any ministry he wished, saying that those who are agitating against Read More

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Insecurity worsens, threatens human capital devt in Nigeria – Aremu

July 31, 2019 Editorial III 0

Organised labour has decried the worsening insecurity in the country, noting that it is depleting the country’s limited human capital through what it called “avoidable killings of innocent workers, journalists, farmers and herders”. Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) NEC member and General Secretary Textile Workers Union, Comrade Issa Aremu, raised this alarm in Zaria on Tuesday while paying condolence visit to Read More

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Ministerial screening: NLC blows hot, moves against Ngige

July 29, 2019 Editor 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Monday, opposed the appointment of former governor of Anambra state, Dr Chris Ngige, by President Muhammadu Buhari as one of his minister. The Labour force said there would be a crisis if Ngige is returned as Minister of labour. Secretary of NLC, Peter Ozo-Eson, asked Buhari to give Ngige a new portfolio in the next Read More

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Labour lauds NASS on Emefiele’s tenure extension, democracy day, condemns coup talks

May 19, 2019 Editor 0

Organised labour has commended the synergy between the executive arm and outgoing National Assembly that led to quick renewal of Godwin Emefiele’s appointment as Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor and recognition of June 12 as new democracy day.  On the other hand, Labour has condemned, “reactionary forces with no fixed addresses, calling for unconstitutional regime change. Nigerians would resist any Read More

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FG set to inaugurate implementation committee on N30,000 minimum wage

May 14, 2019 Editor 0

The Federal Government will on Tuesday in Abuja inaugurate the N30,000 new national minimum wage implementation committee, almost one month after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the bill into law. Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage. Ngige did not state when the government Read More