NLC takes Nigeria to ILO over alleged proscription plan
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has taken the Federal Government to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) over provisions in the proposed labour law that seek...
Government set to enforce provision of crèches in offices
There are indications that the Federal Government would begin to enforce thze provision of crèches in every workplace, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has said.
Hope for new minimum wage in third quarter dims
The optimism that greeted the inauguration of the tripartite committee is gradually fading, as early signs that a new minimum wage will come into effect in the third quarter of this year disappeared. Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, who earlier raised the hope of a new minimum wage law was the same…
NLC flays Ngige over minimum wage take - off date
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has berated the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, over non-feasibility of commencement of new minimum wage in the third quarter of this year.
Labour wants Ngige to clarify double-speak on minimum wage
The United Labour Congress (ULC) on Friday told Labour and Employment Minister Chris Ngige, to explain his `double-speak’ on the planned new minimum wage, to avoid confusion on the issue. On May 30, Ngige announced that the new National Minimum Wage would not be paid to workers by the end of September, contrary to a…
JOHESU alleges plan to proscribe union, says strike to end soon
The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has alleged that the Federal Government is threatening to proscribe the union if it fails to suspend its ongoing strike.National Chairman of JOHESU, Mr. Josiah Biobelemoye, who disclosed this at an emergency consultation meeting of all state and zonal leaders.....
Ngige warns NMA against interfering with health workers’ negotiations
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has warned the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to steer clear of negotiations between government and the striking Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU).
Ngige says Nigeria lags behind in productivity, competitiveness
Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, says Nigeria is abundantly blessed in human and natural resources, but unfortunately lags behind smaller or even less-endowed African countries in productivity and competitiveness. Ngige said this at a news conference to commemorate the 17th National Productivity Day and Conferment of National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM)…
Workers’ Day: FG pledges commitment to workers’ welfare
The Federal Government has pledged its commitment to enhancing workers’ welfare and prosperity for all citizens in the country. Sen. Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, made this pledge in a statement signed by Mr Samuel Olowookere, Director of Press in the ministry to mark the 2018 Workers’ Day celebration. Ngige said that workers…
NUFBTE condemns FG’s new tariffs on tobacco, alcoholic drinks
The National Union of Food Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) has condemned and vowed to down tools over the planned increase on the excise duty rates for alcoholic beverages and tobacco by the Federal Government.