Tuesday , 26 July 2016


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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Pay Us N18,000 Minimum Wage, NULGE Beg Borno Government

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The Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees, NULGE, Borno State chapter on Sunday renewed its call on the state government to implement the N18, 000 minimum wage to all local government workers in the state. The Borno NULGE Acting Secretary, Nuhu Saidu, made the call in a communique issued at …

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NULGE Appeals To Borno State Govt. On N18,000 Minimum Wage

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The Borno State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) on Sunday renewed its call on the state government to implement the N18, 000 minimum wage to all Local Government workers in the state. “Our members have been pauperised by the refusal of the state government to …

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Abia Govt. Deny Plans To Slash Minimum Wage, Sack Workers

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Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has assured that he would not slash the N18,000 minimum wage for civil servants in the state. This is as he denied rumour of plans to downsize the state’s workforce, saying that despite the adverse economic situation, Abia has not entered what he termed …

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Yobe Gov Condemns Calls For Minimum Wage Reduction

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Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has expressed surprise at the idea of a reduction in the Minimum Wage paid to workers in government employ. Mr. Gaidam said the state government under his leadership would continue to pay the N18, 000 minimum wage and meet all its other obligations to …

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NLC Opposes Electricity Tariff Hike, Construction Of Toll Gates

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The Nigeria Labour Congress’ (NLC) Central Working Committee has rejected the 45 percent upward review of electricity tariff, demanding that pre-paid meters be made available free to electricity subscribers. In a communique at the end of its emergency meeting in Abuja, the NLC said increasing electricity tariff at this point …

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N18, 000 Minimum Wage: Workers Will Not Be Govs’ Scape Goats For Financial Crisis – NLC

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has insisted that the N18, 000 minimum wage for Nigerian workers was not fixed, but was negotiated through a tripartite system. The congress, therefore, warned that any governor reneging on that agreement is breaking the law of the land and called on such state chief …

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Gov. Badaru Restates Commitment To Pay N18, 000 Minimum Wage

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Gov. Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa on Friday restated his commitment to paying workers in the state N18, 000 minimum wage. Mr. Badaru gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse. He said the state government would continue to pay the N18, 000, as …

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Minimum Wage Reduction: Call Your Governors To Order, NLC Tells APC, PDP

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The Nigeria Labour Congress has called on the governing All Progressives Congress and opposition Peoples Democratic Party to call their governors to order over their insistence on reducing the minimum wage. A statement by the president of the NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, said the governors’ insistence on either abolishing the …

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