United Labour Congress
Tough hurdles for states seeking pension fund loans
As the controversy rages over the impracticability, availability, legality, or otherwise of state governors borrowing N17trillion from the pension funds, labour unions, retirees insist that trust and accountability deficit...
Ajaero: It’s existential threat to borrow workers’ fund
Our reaction to those who want us to engage the government rather than opposing it will be; what are we doing already? Is engagement only when we agree with the government?
Labour urges Bello to prioritise payment of Kogi workers’ salaries
The Kogi State chairman of United Labour Congress (ULC), Simeon Opaluwa has urged the governor of the state, Yahaya Bello to prioritise the payment of workers salaries. Opaluwa said civil servants are not happy due to inability of the state government to clear outstanding salaries and pensions, adding that the ugly situation is having adverse…
ULC wants govt to tackle high unemployment rate, insecurity
The United Labour Congress (ULC), has urged the Federal Government to urgently tackle the high rate of unemployment in the country.
ULC charges Buhari to launch campaign on electoral reform
The United Labour Congress (ULC) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to launch a campaign to reform the country’s electoral system. It stressed that the Buhari adminitrstaion should seek to bequeath that legacy to the nation so that its electoral process becomes more acceptable to Nigerians in future. Congress stated that with this, the President should…
2019 elections, a rape of democracy, says Labour
The United Labour Congress (ULC) has described the 2019 general elections as a complete rape of democracy and an embarrassing sham that aborted the will of majority of Nigerians as expressed through the ballot.
FG to review salaries of workers earning above minimum wage
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday inaugurated an advisory technical committee for the implementation of the proposed N30, 000 new minimum wage for Nigerian workers.
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.…
ULC urges Federal Government to pay 16 months arrears of 48,000 ex-PHCN workers
The United Labour Congress (ULC) has called on the Federal Government to pay the severance package of 48,000 workers of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) disengaged four years ago. The union said that the workers are still owed over 16 months’ arrears in agreed payments, while over 2,000 more workers have not…
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 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…