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…
Mayday! mayday!! mayday!!!
Mayday, uttered three times, is the distress call “used to signal a life-threatening emergency primarily by aviators and mariners.” Long before its adoption for that function however, and more traditionally, there did exist Labour (or Workers’) Day, dedicated to the entitlement of workers to the value and dignity of their labour. The Nigerian constituency is…
Calls for improved welfare resonate on Workers’ Day
Today is May Day, customarily, calls for improved welfare for workers, condemnation of anti-workers policies and general comments on the state of the nation are expected to dominate the activities of labour leaders across the country. Here in Abuja, both the Presidents of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and his Trade Union Counterpart, Bobboi Kaigama would…
Workers’ Day: Kalu calls for improved working conditions
Former governor of Abia, Dr Orji Kalu, has urged public and private establishments in the county to accord high priority to the welfare of workers in their various organisations.
Fuel scarcity mars celebrations in Enugu, hoodlums disrupt Ebonyi rally
Scores of workers, who were billed for the celebrations at the Michael Okpara Square, could not turn up as the fuel scarcity bit harder with a few independent marketers who have the products selling at between N200 and N210 per liter.
Kebbi Labour demands improved working conditions
The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) in Kebbi State yesterday presented a 10-point demand to the state government as part of their efforts to improve service delivery.
Lagos employees lament high cost of living, want N56,000 minimum wage
The Chairman of the congress, Francis Ogunremi, said this yesterday at the May Day celebration tagged “Labour Relations in Economic Recession: An Appraisal” at Agege Stadium, Agege, Lagos.
The national minimum wage revisited
The current paltry minimum wage of N18,000 per month is untenable and unconscionable for reasons which are cogent and palpably obvious.
Kwara workers boycott May Day rally
Meanwhile, Gov Abdulfatah Ahmed in his address at the rally said he was pained by the plight of workers and pensioners at the local governments.