“On January 23 We Stand”- Organised Labour

By Oji Odu It is seven days to “Armagedon,” 168 hours to the industrial strike of all strikes. Organised labour has vowed to implement its threat to shutdown the country from January 23, 2019, if the Federal Government refuses to send the proposed N30,000 minimum wage to the National Assembly for deliberations and approval. This in effect will truncate the democratic process and the 2019 general elections which are days ahead. The body comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC,  Trade Union Congress, TUC, and the United Labour Congress, ULC, have…

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Minimum Wage: November 6 Doomsday Nears

By Oji Odu It is 11 days to November 6, 2018 doomsday. The battle line drawn with no retreat, no surrender stance by organised labour to shut down the nation unless Federal Government rescinds its decision not to pay the Nigerian worker a minimum wage of above N25,000 and agree to pay the N30,000 allegedly agreed with labour. Nigerians are in for harsher times and suffering. Indeed, November 6, 2018 will surely come and pass, but will that day be the doomsday that will mark the beginning of another round…

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Minimum Wage: Nigerian Workers Remain Monkeys

By Oji Odu There is heightened anxiety and fears by Nigerian workers less than one month to the September date for the kick-off of the new minimum wage regime that the date may not be feasible. This means a continuity of the peanut N18,000 minimum wage and Nigeria’s ‘Monkey’ labour force, because when you pay peanuts to your workers, you tuMinimum Wage: Nigerian workers to Rrn them to monkeys. It also means a continuity of high level corruption in the civil service which they use the tight bureaucratic structure perpetrate…

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