Minimum Wage: Slash Security Votes Of Political Officers, Workers Urge FG

A Cross section of workers in Enugu State has urged the Federal Government to reduce security votes and cost of governance of political office holders to accommodate the new minimum wage. The workers made the call in Enugu on Tuesday in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) while reacting to inability of some state governments to pay the current N18, 000 minimum … Continue reading Minimum Wage: Slash Security Votes Of Political Officers, Workers Urge FG

El-Rufai: New minimum wage: Why states should pay according to their income

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, has said state governments should be allowed to implement the proposed new minimum wage based on their income. He made the remark while stating that the new minimum wage should not be under the Federal Government. El-Rufai spoke on Wednesday at the 2018 National Peer Learning Event organised by the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, titled: “Mobilising Domestic Finance for … Continue reading El-Rufai: New minimum wage: Why states should pay according to their income

Minimum wage: Mix reactions trail suspension of NLC strike

A cross-section of workers on Tuesday in Abuja, expressed mixed reactions on organised labour’s suspension of the Nov. 6, proposed strike to press for the implementation of a new national minimum wage. Members of National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, during May Day match past. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC), was … Continue reading Minimum wage: Mix reactions trail suspension of NLC strike

Breaking: Labour suspends planned strike, FG to pay N30,000

Labour leaders, who have called off a planned nationwide strike, have agreed a new national minimum wage at the end of negotiations with a Tripartite Committee, set up by the Federal government. The agreed figure will be kept under wraps until 4.15 pm on Tuesday, when it will be revealed in a report to be presented to President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Ayuba Wabba, President of … Continue reading Breaking: Labour suspends planned strike, FG to pay N30,000

ICYMI: NURTW, We’ll join NLC strike if govt, labour don’t reach a truce

The Chairman of the Lagos State Branch of the Nigeria Union of Road Transport Workers, Tajudeen Agbede, announced on Monday that the union would join the planned NLC strike if government and labour fail to resolve their differences. “We are an affiliate of the NLC, we shall obey its directives. So, we have no choice than to join the strike anytime we’re called upon to … Continue reading ICYMI: NURTW, We’ll join NLC strike if govt, labour don’t reach a truce

Court refuses to grant fresh order against labour’s planned strik

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Abuja on Monday rejected a request for a fresh order stopping the organised labour from embarking on its planned indefinite strike scheduled to commence Tuesday. The court presided over by Justice Sanusi Kado also refused to grant a prayer for an order to compel the government to immediately commence the process of adopting N30,000 as the new national … Continue reading Court refuses to grant fresh order against labour’s planned strik

MINIMUM WAGE: Labour leaders shun meeting with govt, insists on strike

The Federal Government failed in its move on Sunday to press Organised Labour to shield its planned nationwide indefinite strike slated to commence on Tuesday, November 6. Leaders of labour unions, who have vowed not to enter into any negotiation with the government on a minimum wage for workers, ignored a meeting called by the Federal Government in Abuja on Sunday. Meanwhile, some government officials … Continue reading MINIMUM WAGE: Labour leaders shun meeting with govt, insists on strike

Breaking News: Labour Leaders Begin Nationwide Protest Over Minimum Wage

  The leaders of the organized labour in Nigeria, have began their nationwide protest as part of moves to make the government commit to the payment of a new minimum wage. As earlier reported by Newsstream, the labour is holding out for N30,000 to be adopted as the new minimum wage while the federal government is proposing N24,000 and the state governors want N20,000 On Monday, Vice … Continue reading Breaking News: Labour Leaders Begin Nationwide Protest Over Minimum Wage

Minimum Wage: Osinbajo’s Meeting With Governors, ministers Ends Inconclusively

The meeting held behind closed doors on Monday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, has in attendance Abdulaziz Yari, Governor of Zamfara State; Atiku Bagudu, Governor of Kebbi State; Rauf Aregbesola, Governor of Osun State and Simon Lalong, Governor of Plateau State, also had ministers, the head of service of the federation and other top government functionaries in attendance. Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Governor … Continue reading Minimum Wage: Osinbajo’s Meeting With Governors, ministers Ends Inconclusively

Presidency: It Is Impossible To Pay N30,000 Minimum Wage

  Femi Adesina, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media and publicity has said it is not feasible to pay N30,000 as minimum wage for civil servants. The Nigerian Labour Congress and the federal government has being at loggerheads over the demand for an increase in the minimum wage. The N24,000 increase from N18,000 proposed by the federal government was rejected by labour While speaking in a live … Continue reading Presidency: It Is Impossible To Pay N30,000 Minimum Wage

Ngige Speaks On Buhari Tampering With activities Of Labour Congress in Nigeria

The Minister of Labour and Employment,Chris Ngige, has assured that President Muhammadu Buhari won’t tamper with the activities of the organised labour in the country, Understands. Ngige who spoke in Abuja when a delegation of the organisation of African Trade Union Unity, OATUU, paid him a courtesy visit  said the president Buhari would engage the union  in a meaningful dialogue rather than tamper with the activities of the organized labour, … Continue reading Ngige Speaks On Buhari Tampering With activities Of Labour Congress in Nigeria