Labour Rejects Minimum Wage of Disparity

By Oji Odu Organised labour comprising three prominent workers’ bodies- Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and the United Labour Congress (ULC), has spontaneously rejected the N27,000 minimum wage and the N30,000 for Federal Government workers following the figures approval by the National Council of States (NCS). They said the figures are unacceptable, questionable and smack of deceit by government. While rejecting the disparity, many question the reason why the NCS should be brought into the scene, bearing in mind that all interested stakeholders, including President Muhammadu Buhari…

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“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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NLC rejects N22,500 by govs, Indefinite Strike Begins Nov 6

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected the N22,500 proposed by the state governors as the New National Minimum Wage for workers in the country. Mr Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, said this while briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) had issued a communique after its meeting claiming that state governors can only pay N22, 500, as the new national minimum wage. “We wish to reiterate our position adopted at our National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Oct.…

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Government Okays the ‘Oshiomhole’ Minimum Wage

  By Oji Odu The high hopes of the Nigerian worker which was recently raised by the Federal Government that he will soon smile by the increase in the minimum wage has been dashed. He is so confused about his fate as government stated that it cannot pay more than N25,000 per month as the new minimum wage, an increase of seven thousand naira from the current N18,000. The N25,000 stance by Federal Government also shocked other members of the Tripartite Committee on minimum wage as their meeting ran into…

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