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BREAKING !!! FG set to review workers minimum wage

A committee is to be set up by the  Federal government to review the minimum wage of workers in the country, this was made known by  the General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC),  Dr Peter Ozo-Eson, he said the FG had written them to forward a list of its …

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Bill to review national minimum wage every five years passes second reading

The National Minimum Wage submitted every five years for review has  passed its second reading in the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the bill was sponsored by Femi Gbajabiamila (APC, Lagos) the House Leader. Leading the debate on the general principles, Mr. Gbajabiamila said the bill sought to provide for …

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Catholic Bishop tells NLC to forget about increase in minimum wage

The Catholic Bishop of Ekiti State,  Most Rev. Alex Ajakaye, has advised labour unions to drop the idea of increase in minimum wage, but instead think of how to stimulate the economy. He said seeking upward review of minimum wage was a bad idea, because it would come with maximum …

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NLC urges FG to set up minimum wage committee on Democracy day

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has urged the Federal Government to use the occasion of the  Democracy Day celebration  to announce the composition of the tripartite negotiation committee  on the National Minimum Wage. The NLC President, Mr Ayuba Wabba,  made the call in a statement he issued on Sunday in …

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We will increase minimum wage by 2019- PDP

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Sheriff, says the party would pay a reasonable minimum wage to workers if it returns to power in 2019. In a statement signed by his deputy, Cairo Ojougboh, on Monday in Abuja, Mr. Sheriff congratulated workers on the 2017 Workers’ …

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FG, Labour Hold Fresh Talks Over Minimum Wage Today

Negotiations for a new minimum wage of N56,000 is to take place today between a delegation of the Federal Government and officials of the organized labour led by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC). The talks will initiate modalities that will guide negotiations for the new …

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Anti-Corruption War Can’t Succeed With Poorly Paid Workers – Ex-NLC VP

A former Vice President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (APC), Comrade Issa Aremu, has said that Nigerian workers need wage increase that would lead to economic recovery. Aremu, who is General Secretary of the National Union of Textile Garment Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN), made the assertion in a statement issued …

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Recession: NLC Renews Call For Negotiation Of New Minimum Wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the Federal Government to reconstitute the tripartite committee to negotiate a new minimum wage in view of the current economic recession facing the country. The current national minimum wage law, which prescribed N18,000 was enacted in 2011. However, increase in pump price of petroleum …

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Al-Makura To Workers: Choose Between Mass Sack And Partial Pay

Governor Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has asked organized labour in the state to choose between mass retrenchment of workers to accommodate the minimum wage previously enjoyed or receive payment of salaries in percentage. Speaking yesterday in Lafia, the state capital during the swearing-in ceremony of the newly appointed Interim …

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New Minimum Wage C’ttee Begins Deliberations

The 15-man committee inaugurated by the Federal Government on the implementation of the new minimum wage for workers has started sitting. Some members of the committee at the weekend said that it had met once. Chris Onyedika, Acting General Secretary of a faction of the NLC and a member of …

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Venezuela raises minimum wage as high inflation bites

Thousands of workers in Venezuela will receive a pay rise of 30 percent as the country’s socialist government works towards improving its deteriorating economy. Sunday’s introduction of the minimum wage is aimed at calming tensions caused by runaway inflation and food shortages. Nicolas Maduro’s government has been rocked by protests in …

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NLC Factional Leader In Oyo Demands N96,000 Minimum Wage

A faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Oyo State led by Sule Odumuyiwa yesterday called on the Federal Government to approve a new minimum wage of N96,000 for workers to reflect the economic situation in the country. Odumuyiwa, while addressing his group during the May Day celebration held …

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Oshiomole Increases Minimum Wage To N25,000

Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday announced the increase of the minimum wage in the state from N18, 000 to N25, 000 with immediate effect. Speaking at the May Day celebration in the state, Oshiomhole also promised prompt payment of outstanding salary arrears to the staff of local government councils …

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Nigeria’s Political Elite Very Irresponsible – NLC

The Nigeria Labour Congress has expressed anger with the nation’s political elite for allegedly acting irresponsibly and squandering the nation’s wealth. The national president of the NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, who spoke yesterday at a pre-May Day lecture in Abuja, cited the non-payment of workers’ salaries in many states as …

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NLC Faction Demands N90,000 Minimum Wage

A faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) led by Joe Ajaero, yesterday, rejected the N56,000 national minimum wage proposal reportedly sent to the Federal Government by the Ayuba Wabba-led NLC and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), saying it was not in tune with economic realities faced by workers. …

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NLC, TUC Propose N56,000 New Minimum Wage To FG

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have jointly proposed N56,000 as the new minimum wage to the Federal Government as against the present N18,000. The NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, said this at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja. Wabba said both the …

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NLC, TUC Propose N56,000 As New Minimum Wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have jointly proposed and presented N56,000 as the new minimum wage to the Federal Government as against the present N18,000. The NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday. “I can …

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TUC To FG: Set Up C’ttee To Review Minimum Wage

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) Monday called on the federal government to set up a tripartite committee that will look into the national minimum wage and review it. The National President of the Congress, Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama, made the call in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital while declaring a …

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Increase N18,000 Minimum Wage, Reverse Sale Of DISCOs, TUC Tells FG

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Tuesday tabled a fresh demand to the Federal Government for an upward review of the current N18,000 national minimum wage. The TUC made the demand when its President, Comrade Bobboi Kaigama, led a delegation of the union on a visit to Vice President Yemi …

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If The CBN Devalues The Naira, Labour Will Demand New Minimum Wage, NLC Warns

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said it would soon submit a proposal demanding for a new minimum wage of N48,000, based on the impact of the devaluation of the naira on wages. Speaking in Lagos at the first TheCable Colloquium, titled, “The Naira on Trial: To devalue or Not,” Deputy …

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