A nation’s sigh of relief
The nation was only a few hours away from a lockdown with all the frightening implications. The Labour Congress was determined to bare its fangs to press home the agitation for a new minimum wage regime. The unions had asked their members to be on standby for last-minute instructions. The air was thick with a…
Precision workers move to reposition union for growth
The Precision Electrical and Related Equipment Senior Staff Association (PERESSA), has urged members to work towards urgent repositioning of the association for effectiveness and realisation of its full potential. The Acting National President of the association, David Ogbu Adi, who made the appeal recently at the association’s Seventh Triennial Delegates’ Conference, in Lagos, charged the…
Enugu governement and calls for continuity
The Enugu State Governor, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, as usual featured prominently in the news in the last three weeks. During the period under review, Ugwuanyi was named the “2018 The Sun Governor of the Year” for good governance; rapid rural development; regular payment of workers’ salaries and retirees’ pensions even without the receipt of…
Minimum wage row gets messier
Prospects of a quick fix to the impasse over a new minimum wage dimmed yesterday as the Federal Government headed to court to stop the planned strike by organised labour.
Labour union storms Aso Rock, march on Lagos streets in minimum wage protest
In pursuance of their demand for a minimum wage of N30,000, members of the labour union have stormed the presidential villa, Abuja, in a protest. Bobbi Kaigama, Trade Union Congress president, who led the protest, said the labour union will not leave the Aso villa till the governors and the executive committee on the New…
FOBTOB bemoans high rate of job losses in sector
The Food, Beverage and Tobacco Senior Staff Association (FOBTOB) has raised the alarm over high rate of retrenchment of workers by employers in the sector.
TUC asks FG to engage Labour to avoid wage strike on November 6
As the Federal Government engages Labour today on issues concerning a new national minimum wage, the First Deputy President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Sunday Olusoji Salako, has said that the onus lies on government to nip the situation in the bud to avoid the November 6 take-off date for a nationwide strike by…
Minimum wage: Labour threatens indefinite nationwide strike
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC) have threatened to commence an indefinite nationwide strike from November 6 if the government does not meet their demands. The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, and that of the United Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero, disclosed…
NLC, TUC threaten fresh strike over minimum wage
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (NUC) have threatened fresh industrial action over the lingering issue of a new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.
Labour counters Ngige on new minimum wage
The organised labour and organised private sector yesterday insisted that all negotiations for a new minimum wage had been concluded.