Prioritising workers’ welfare in 2019
Undoubtedly the out gone year was a turbulent one for the Nigerian workers, as the struggle to increase the minimum wage to N30,000 from the present N18,000 is still on-going.
ULC raises alarm over Nigeria’s rising debts
Urges Senate to reject loan request Worried by the Federal Government’s plans to borrow about $2.8 billion from foreign capital, and another $87 million from same resources to refinance already existing debts, the United Labour Congress (ULC) of Nigeria, is alarmed that Nigeria’s debt profile has continued to increase and burgeoning at an alarming proportion.…
Unsettled severance benefits of ex-PHCN staff
The long wait for the complete settlement of the outstanding exit benefits of ex-PHCN staff five years after the privatisation of the power sector is becoming unbearable and increasingly frustrating.
Ikeja residents groan over power outage, union suspends picketing
Residents of Ikeja area of Lagos State have urged the unions in the electricity sector to intervene in the incessant power failure that is afflicting the area.The union of electricity workers under the auspices of Nigeria Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) had on Wednesday last week ...
Labour bashes goverment, seeks end to killings
President of United Labour Congress (ULC), Joe Ajaero, has said any government that fails to protect its citizens’ lives and property has failed.Ajaero, at the weekend, called on government to demonstrate that the lives of Nigerian masses matter to it, by arresting some of the self-confessed killers.....
Labour leaders condemn suicide over unpaid salaries by civil servants
Labour leaders have frowned against civil servants allegedly attempting suicide over unpaid salaries by their state governors, describing the act as a step taken too far.
ULC seeks timely completion of Ajaokuta steel company for employment
The United Labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC) has urged the Federal Government to complete the Ajaokuta Steel Company on time to enhance jobs creation and economic development in the country.
FG outlaws United Labour Congress, faults strike move
Chris Ngige, while faulting calls for a nationwide strike by the unregistered United Labour Congress (ULC), said the Federal Government has not registered any other trade union apart from the NLC and TUC.
Workers lament poor wages, lack of entitlements
Joe Ajaero, noted that May Day has become synonymous with the history of struggles by wage earners in the capitalist economy, who are controlled by the owners of capital and means of production.