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New minimum wage: NLC, TUC, others suspend strike, Buhari to announce agreed figure

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC) have suspended the planned nationwide strike. The industrial action was scheduled to commence 12am on Tuesday. The suspension was announced Monday night in Abuja after a closed door meeting of the Tripartite Committee on new minimum wage. NLC President, Ayuba Wabba,…

New minimum wage: Put Nigerians First โ€“ Saraki Tells NLC, FG.

The President of the Nigerian Senate Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has admonished the Federal government and the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to come to a compromise on raging issues in order to prevent the strike active proposed by workers in the interest of the country. The Senate…

Minimum wage: Health workers announce indefinite strike

The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria has called on its members nationwide to embark on indefinite strike, with effect from Tuesday, November 6. The union further called on its members nationwide to comply and work in harmony during the industrial action. Musa Chara, HOD Admin of the union, in a statement obtained by…

Strike: Aviation workers to shutdown services tonight

Aviation workers in the country will down tools from midnight today in compliance with the call for an industrial action by the Nigeria Labour Congress. The strike is to press the government for the N30,000 minimum wage request. The Federal Government has proposed N24,000 minimum wage, but the governors say they can pay only N22,500…

NLC threatens Nigerian governors over new minimum wage

The National President, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba, says the union under his leadership has drawn battle line with state governors who were not ready to implement the new minimum wage. According to him โ€œwe have also made it possible that any state or governor that is not committed to the new minimum…

New minimum wage: Banks join NLC strike, shutdown operations

Some commercial banks in Abuja have joined in the ongoing warning strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC. Recalls that the organised labour had said that the declaration of the warning strike became inevitable afterย talks with the Federal Government over a new minimum wage ended in deadlock. We observed on Friday that banks in Abuja…

How Fire Service refused to respond to fire outbreak in Port Harcout market over NLC strike

The ongoing indefinite strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has taken its toll on a Fruit and Vegetable Market in Port Harcourt. The market popularly called fruits garden at Kaduna Street, D-Line, Port Harcourt was gutted by fire late Thursday which consumed more than half of the lock-up shops. Eyewitnesses say the State…

Minimum wage: Asaba market traders observe sit-at-home over NLC strike

Traders at various markets in Asaba Delta State, on Thursday, observed the-sit-at home order by the labour union as commercial activities were completely paralyzed. At the popular Ogbeogonogo Market, the market which used to be a beehive of salesโ€™ activities was seen desolated as the only few traders on hand could not display their food…

Kogi Chapter Complies With NLC Directive, Orders Closure Of Public Offices

The state’s NLC, Trade Union Congress and the Joint Public Service Negotiating Council gave the order in a joint statement issued in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, on Wednesday. The Kogi State chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress has directed workers in the state to comply with the national directive and embark on a strike…

Buhari under fire for withdrawing Paris Club refund from Benue

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Benue State, yesterday expressed shock over the alleged withdrawal of the final tranche of the Paris Club refund earlier paid to the state government. Governor Samuel Ortom had last Thursday confirmed the receipt of N 14.9bn Paris Club refund. Also on Monday, the governorย directed the state Ministry of Finance…

NLC declares indefinite warning strike over minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared the starting of an indefinite warning strike to press the Buhari administration to adopt a new minimum wage for workers. The strike will start Wednesday morning. Its sister labour group, the Trade Union Congress, had earlier on Tuesday announced it would begin strike from the early hours of…

You promised to create not kill jobs โ€“ NLC tells Buhari

Buhari, 2018 Budget The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari โ€˜s endorsement of the sack of about 22,000 teachers by the Kaduna state government, saying it was regrettable that a government that promised to create jobs for the people is rather killing jobs. Deputy President of Congress, Comrade Peters Adeyemi told The…