News - Nigerian Labour Congress

35 Political Parties Join Forces For 2019

1 year ago /
Nation 

Thirty-five political parties under the aegis of coalition for new Nigeria, CNN, have joined forces with the national intervention movement also known as the third force, to launch a grand political coalition, on the future of Nigeria.

Buhari Congratulates NLC On 40th Anniversary

1 year ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated  the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on its 40th anniversary.

Nasir El-Rufai: No Going Back On Government's Decision To Sack More Than 36,000 Workers In The State

1 year ago /
Nation 

Kaduna state Governor Nasir El-Rufai says there is no going back on the state Government's decision to sack more than thirty six thousand workers in the state civil service. Governor El Rufai has also denied reports that he ordered the police to disrupt a protest match staged by the Nigerian Labour...

Police, Kaduna Govt Threaten To Arrest NUT Members Over Planned Protest

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna State Police Command and the state government have warned members of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) against embarking on any illegal procession or protest around the state or engaging in any act that violates the law or threatens the peace of the state. The warning came against the...

Osun Workers Declare Indefinite Strike Over Incomplete Salaries

1 year ago /
Nation 

Labour unions in Osun State on Friday declared their intention to commence a total strike to press home their demand for payment of their full salaries. The labour leaders have instructed their members to embark on indefinite strike immediately after the Christmas holiday. According to them, the strike is expected to commence...

Governor Umahi Fumes Over Illegal Allowance Collection

1 year ago /
Nation 

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has accused civil servants in the state of illegal collection of leave allowances from 2011 to 2015. He also said that he would report the issue to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) national leadership if the organised labour in the state failed to acknowledge the development...

ILO, NLC, Say Africa Looses $50 Billion To Looting Annually

2 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Africa looses over fifty billion dollars annually to looting through tax evasion with more than half of the amount from Nigeria. The director, international labour organization in charge of Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, and sierra-Leone, Dennis Zulu who said this believes only a quick implementation of the African union report on illicit...

BREAKING: ASUU Shuns Meeting With FG

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has refused to attend a meeting with the Federal Government scheduled for today. ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi, confirmed to reporters that the union will not attend the meeting. According to him, ASUU has met, discussed the new offer from the FG and submitted a proposal...

ASUU Strike: FG, Lecturers Meet Over Industrial Action

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government will today be meeting with lectures in Abuja, this is in a bid to resolve the ongoing industrial action by the  Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The meeting was called by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, following the failure of ASUU to get...

Sagay Seeks ‘Stiff Punishment’ For Lawyers Frustrating Anti-Corruption Fight

2 years ago /
Nation 

Chairman Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption,  Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), has advocated “stiff punishment for counsel, particularly Senior Advocates, who have turned obstruction and frustration of proceedings on high-profile corruption cases into an art.” Sagay said such punishment for SANs must include denial of the right of appearance in such high...

2019: How Workers Will Deal With Politicians – NLC

2 years ago /
Politics 

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has called on workers and pensioners to obtain their voter cards in order to keep politicians on their toes. Ayuba Wabba, president of the NLC, said this yesterday when he paid a visit to the national secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) in Abuja. Wabba...

Nigerian Union Of Pensioners Call For The Probe Of Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian union of pensioners is calling for the probe of Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha for failing to meet the statutory financial obligations of pensioners in the state. The demand for Okorcha’s probe is coming just as the president, Nigerian labour congress, Ayuba Wabba, asked all workers and pensioners to...

FG Approves Constitution Of Minimum Wage Review Committee

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has approved the constitution of a minimum wage review committee to negotiate with labour unions and consider a new minimum wage for the country. The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, told State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting that the Federal Government...

Labour Minister Blames May Day Disruptions On NLC Factions

2 years ago /
Nation 

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on Monday blamed the disruption and protest by workers at the May Day celebration in Abuja on factions in the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). Ngige told newsmen on the sideline of the celebration that what happened was as result of infiltration by non-workers.

Gov. Emmanuel Approves Payment Of Owed Gratuities To Retirees

2 years ago /
Nation 

As part of a resolve to make the welfare of Akwa Ibom workers priority, Governor Udom Emmanuel has approved the payment of a backlog of arrears of pension and gratuities to retired civil servants in the state. Finance Commissioner, Nsikan Linus Nkan, disclosed this while interacting with labour union leaders under...

NLC PROTEST AGAINST BAD ECONOMY

2 years ago /
Nation 

Members of the Nigerian Labour Congress  gathered at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, protesting what they called ''the effect of poor governance''. They marched on the streets of Abuja, carrying placards with Various Inscriptions to the  National Assembly and the Presidential Villa. The protest code named ‘national day...

Senate Supports Fuel Price Hike, Calls On Labour To End Strike

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Senate has backed the Federal Government’s pump price of petrol increment to N145. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu announced the new price last week, a decision which angered many in the polity who cited the current hardship the country faces as a rationale. The Vice President...

Deregulation: CSOs urge NLC to abandon proposed Strike

3 years ago /
Nation 

A coalition of civil society organisations has called on the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to shelve their proposed nationwide strike over the increase in the price of petrol. This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Tosin Adeyanju, Executive Director, Conscience Nigeria, for the...

 

Nigeria Labour Congress Vows To Reject New Pump Price

3 years ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has vowed to resist the removal of subsidy by the federal government which puts the price of fuel at N145. State Minister for Petrouleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu who is the minister of state for petroleum said in a statement the decision was taken based on the...

Labour rejects new electricity tariff

3 years ago /
Environment  Nation 

Organized Labour has described as illegal, unfair and unjustifiable the newly introduced forty-five percent increase in electricity tariff The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) says it is a further exploration of already traumatized electricity consumer. See also:  NLC Decries Electricity Tariff Hike At its National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja, NLC said Nigerians should...