Minimum Wage: We’re Not Satisfied With States, Says Labour

The President of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (Trade Union Side), AbdlRauf Adeniji, on Thursday, said labor had yet to be satisfied with the implementation of the new minimum wage of N30,000 in states, noting that five states had yet to begin negotiation. Speaking at an event held to launch the Nurses Now... Continue Reading →

Minimum Wage: TUC Gives States January 31 Ultimatum

The Trade Union Congress has given state governments that are yet to implement the N30, 000 new minimum wage up until January 31 to comply or risk industrial action from workers. The union gave the ultimatum in a communiqué issued at the end of its National Executive Council meeting in Lagos on Thursday. The communiqué... Continue Reading →

States Have No Reason Not To Pay Minimum Wage, Says NLC

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) says state governments do not have any reason not to pay the N30,000 minimum wage. According to the NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, the wage is now binding on all states following President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent. Wabba disclosed this during an interview on Channels TV’s breakfast program, Sunrise Daily on Monday. He... Continue Reading →

NLC Chairman kidnapped In Cross River

The Cross River Police Command has confirmed the kidnap of the state Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress, Ben Ukpepi, at his residence in Akpabuyo Local Government Area of the state. The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Irene Ugbo, disclosed this in an interview with News Reporters today, Wednesday in Calabar Premium Times reports. Ugbo... Continue Reading →

Dec 31 Minimum Wage Negotiation Deadline: Oyo, Rivers, Kwara, Gombe, Others Fail To Raise Panels

No fewer than eight state governments have yet to constitute committees on the new minimum wage negotiations, two weeks to the deadline labor gave states to conclude talks on the wage increase Punch NG reports. Labor leaders in states such as Ogun, Gombe, Cross River, Rivers, Plateau, Kwara, Anambra, and Oyo, in separate interviews with... Continue Reading →

Minimum Wage: NLC Gives Governors Dec 31 Deadline

The Nigeria Labour Congress says it cannot guarantee industrial peace and harmony, if state governors refused to conclude negotiations and payment of the National Minimum Wage by December 31 The Cable NG reports. In a communique issued at the end of its meeting with state council chairmen on the implementation of the National Minimum Wage,... Continue Reading →

Minimum wage: NLC releases state negotiation guidelines next week

The Nigeria Labour Congress said on Thursday that its state chapters would get the guidelines for the negotiations with their various state governments on the consequential adjustments on the new minimum wage by next week PUNCH NG reports. The acting President of NLC, Amaechi Asuguni, disclosed this in an interview with The PUNCH shortly after the closing... Continue Reading →

Minimum Wage: Prepare For Strike, NLC Tells Workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress has written a letter to state councils of the union to prepare for an indefinite strike if the Federal Government fails to accept its demands on the consequential adjustment of salaries as a result of the new minimum wage by October 16, 2019 Punch Newspaper and Premium Times reports. After the... Continue Reading →

New Minimum wage: N30,000 Is No Longer acceptable. We Demand N50,000 – NLC

Civil servants in Lagos State, Monday, said they would receive nothing less than N50,000 as minimum wage. The workers gathered in front of the Lagos State House of Assembly after a peaceful march from Ikeja under a bridge on Monday. Chairman of the State chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Funmi Sessi, said the... Continue Reading →

Govt May Sack Workers To Meet Minimum Wage Demand – Ngige

Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on Thursday, said that the demand of labour over the implementation of the new minimum wage would cost the Federal Government N580 billion annually. Ngige said that such adjustment, in line with labour’s demand, was not sustainable as the government would have to lay off some workers... Continue Reading →

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