Labour Plans Nationwide Strike Over Unpaid New Minimum Wage

The organised labour have alerted Nigerians that plans were underway to embark on industrial action if the current state of affairs on the issue of consequential adjustment arising from the new national Minimum wage of N30,000 per month remains the same. It is operating under the aegis of the Trade Union Side (TUS) of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC); the eight Unions in the Public Services of the Federal and 36 State Governments. In a press statement in Abuja on Monday, the TUS Acting Chairman, Mr Anchaver Simon, and the Secretary, Mr Alade Lawal, expressed disappointment by

By |July 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Implementation of New Minimum Wage Suffers Set Back

The implementation of the new National Minimum Wage bill signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari has been hit by some bottlenecks, Saturday PUNCH can reveal. Officials of some state governments told Saturday PUNCH that they had yet to receive the documents containing the implementation guidelines from the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission, almost 10 days after the wage bill was signed into law. The development is said to be hindering the commencement of negotiations between officials of state governments and the organised labour in the various states. The Trade Union Congress Chairman, Bobboi Kaigama, had last week told

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Council of State Okays N30, 000 For Federal Workers, 27,000 For State Workers As Minimum Wage

The National Council of State on Tuesday approved the transmission of the National minimum wage bill to the National Assembly The Nation reports that the Minister of Labour Chris Ngige briefed State House correspondents at the end of the Council of State meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. According to him, the bill approved by the Council includes N30000 minimum wage for Fed. workers and N27,000 for states and private sector. The proposal, he said, will cover employers of labour with minimum of 25 workers. He explained that the Federal Executive Council and the National Economic Council meetings have already

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Atiku Approves N33,000 As Minimum Wage For 100, 000 Staff Working With Him

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has approved N33,000 as minimum wage for all staff in his conglomerate. Mohammed El-Yakub, Managing Director of Gotel Communications, Atiku's media outfit based in Yola, confirmed this to SaharaReporters on Thursday, saying “the N33,000 new salary scale, which takes effect from November 2018, includes domestic servants and all categories of workers on the former VP's payroll. El-Yakub said over 100,000 people are currently drawing salary on a monthly basis from the former Vice President. Following the recommendation of N30,000 as minimum wage by the tripartite committee set up by the

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If Elected, I Will Pay Living Wage Not Minimum Wage –Atiku

While welcoming the news that the Federal Government has agreed to pay the N30,000 minimum wage it had previously negotiated with the Nigerian Labour Congress, the Trade Union Congress and other labour affiliates, the former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has reassured Nigerians that he will pay living wage to workers and not minimum wage if elected the president of Nigeria in 2019 general election. Abubakar, in a statement on Tuesday by his campaign organisation, said he remains committed to a living wage and it is one of the pillars of his soon to be launched policy document for

By |November 7th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Nigerians May Experience Another Hardship This Week As NUPENG Backs NLC Planned Strike

There may be shortage of fuel this week as the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has pledged its loyalty to the Nigeria Labour Congress and any step that the NLC decides to take. The Federal Government on Friday obtained an order from the National Industrial Court restraining the organised labour from embarking on strike. The NLC, the Trade Union Congress and the United Labour Congress had, however, insisted on embarking on the strike, claiming that they had not been served with court processes. Attempts to speak with the presidents of the NLC and the TUC, Mr Ayuba

By |November 4th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Nationwide Strike Looms As Labour Gives 14-Day Ultimatum Over Minimum Wage

Labour leaders in Nigeria, on Wednesday, cautioned the Federal Government to stop foot dragging on the New Minimum Wage and allow the tripartite committee conclude its job to avoid industrial crisis. The labour leaders, who are members of the Minimum Wage Committee, at a joint news conference addressed in Lagos, gave the federal government 14 days to ensure that the committee conclude its work or be ready to face industrial action. Mr. Ayuba Wabba, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, said that the committee was not pleased with the comments alleged to have been made by the Minister of Labour and

By |September 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

New Minimum Wage Commences By September — Ngige

THE Federal government has assured Nigeria Labour Congress and entire labour workforce that the new national minimum wage will commence, latest by end of September 2018. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, declared on Monday that the federal government would announce the new minimum wage before the end of the third quarter which is September. Ngige was speaking at the 40th Anniversary of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Abuja on Monday. The minister said “In furtherance to the determination by the federal government to attain the decent work agenda which involves opportunities for works that are productive

By |August 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments
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