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NLC Wants Buhari To Increase Minimum Wage To N90,000

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday demanded a minimum wage of N90,000, noting that the five year operational period of current N18,000 minimum wage would come to an end this year and must be reviewed. With President Goodluck Jonathan set to leave in a couple of weeks, the NLC will ... Read More »

Workers Urge Buhari To Improve Welfare

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Nigerian workers today appealed to the incoming government of Muhammadu Buhari to device a means of improving the welfare of workers so as to engender industrial harmony. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Bala Hadi, the National President, Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), advised the government to ... Read More »

Lagos Archbishop Urges Buhari To Increase Minimum Wage

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The Catholic Archbishop of Lagos, Most Rev. Dr Alfred Martins has urged the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to prioritize the welfare of Nigerian workers in his administration. Speaking in Lagos, in his May Day message, signed by the Director of Social Communications, Gabriel Osu, Martins asked for an upward review of ... Read More »

Minimum Wage: Fashola Urges Lagosians To Ignore PDP’s Lies

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Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has said the state government was the first in the federation to implement the Federal Government approved minimum wage. He also debunked what he described as the propaganda of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on minimum wage in the state’s civil service and described ... Read More »

Kaduna Gov. Promises To Increase Salary Of District Heads If Elected

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Kaduna State Governor, Mukhtar Yero, yesterday, pledged to raise the salaries of district heads in the state to enhance their performance. The monthly salary of a district head is about N14,000 which is below the national minimum wage, reports the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Yero made the pledge when ... Read More »

Ebonyi APGA Gov Candidate Promises New Minimum Wage For Workers

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All Progressive Grand Alliance governorship candidate in Ebonyi State, Senator Anthony Agbo, has promised the state workers a new minimum wage if elected. Agbo made the promise on Saturday in Abakaliki when he interacted with newsmen, saying the wage would be different from that of workers in other states. He ... Read More »

Constitution Amendment: NLC Condemns Removal Of Wages From Exclusive List

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has condemned the decision of the National Assembly to move wages from the Exclusive List to the Concurrent List in the on-going fourth amendment exercise to the 1999 Constitution, saying it will encourage exploitation of workers. The Congress, in a statement by its General Secretary ... Read More »

NLC, TUC Begin Indefinite Strike In Benue

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The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, in Benue, have ordered their members to embark on an indefinite strike with effect from July 31 if the state government fails to meet their demands. This was disclosed in a communiqué jointly signed by the NLC Chairman, Simon Anchaver, ... Read More »

More NPFL Clubs Get LMC’s Clearance on Payment of Players’ Salary

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Seven other Glo Premier League clubs would receive the second installment of the Basic Award from the League Management Company (LMC), having met requirements on payment of players’s minimum wage on Friday. Sunshine Stars, Warri Wolves, El-Kanemi Warriors, Rangers International, Heartland, Lobi Stars and Enyimba have tendered proof of payment ... Read More »

Kebbi APC Carpets State Govt Over Non-Implementation Of Minimum Wage

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi State has accused the state government of non-implementation of N18, 000 minimum wage, which led to the state workers embarking on an indefinite strike action. This is coming on the heels of the directive by the state chapter of Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, ... Read More »

Private Jet Expenses: NLC Welcomes Alison-Madueke Probe

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has thrown its weight behind the move by some members of the House of Representatives to probe the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Madueke’s expenditures on chattered private jets. In a statement titled “Create Jobs; Stop the Private Jets Jamboree NOW!” issued on Sunday, ... Read More »

Minimum Wage: Nasarawa NLC Embarks On Indefinite Strike

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The Nigeria Labour Congress in Nasarawa State on Monday embarked on an indefinite strike over the state government’s alleged failure to address the workers’ welfare. The NLC Chairman, Mr Asoloko Maku, told newsmen on Monday in Lafia that the congress issued a 14-day ultimatum to the state government to address ... Read More »

Citizens’ Rights Come With A Lot Of Responsibilities, Says Fashola

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Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has explained why it appears difficult for certain political office holders to implement the existing national minimum wage of N18,000 for workers across board The governor made this known in Lagos on Thursday, while speaking at the 5th Nigeria Leadership Conference (NLC) tagged “The ... Read More »

National Assembly To Revisit Removal Of Minimum Wage From Exclusive List – Mark

SENATE PRESIDENT DAVID MARK (L), ADDRESSING NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS AND THE TRADE UNION CONGRESS DURING THEIR PROTEST  OVER THE REMOVAL OF MINIMUM WAGE FROM EXCLUSIVE LEGISLATIVE LIST AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY (18/9/13). WITH HIM ARE GOV. ADAM OSHIOMHOLE OF EDO (R) AND SEN. OLUREMI TINUBU

The Senate President, David Mark, on Wednesday assured Nigerian workers that the National Assembly will revisit the removal of the National minimum wage from the Exclusive List. Mark disclosed this while addressing the protesting workers under the aegis of the Nigerian Labour Movement in Abuja. The Senate President said that ... Read More »

NLC To Mobilise Against Removal Of Minimum Wage From Exclusive List

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has vowed to mobilise its members across the country against plan by the Senate to remove minimum wage from exclusive to concurrent list. Addressing newsmen shortly after NLC congress on Thursday in Abuja, the president, Abdulwaheed Omar, said labour would do all within its power ... Read More »

Strippers Join The Fight For Better Wages In Minimum Wage Lawsuit

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  In the same week that low-wage truck drivers, warehouse employees and fast-food workers are taking to picket lines to demand better wages, a small group of strippers in Colorado is going to court for the same cause. Four exotic dancers are suing Fantasy Gentlemen’s Club in Grand Junction, Colo., claiming the club’s ... Read More »

Planned Removal Of Minimum Wage From Exclusive List ‘Call To Chaos’ Says Workers

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Nigerian workers have threatened to resist the removal of minimum wage from the exclusive list to concurrent list in the new constitution by the National Assembly. Dr Ayuba Wabba, President of the Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN) made this known in an interview with the News Agency ... Read More »

NLC Threatens To Embark On Solidarity Strike With ASUU

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Monday threatened to join the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in solidarity strike if the Federal Government failed to address the ASUU demands. NLC President, Abdulwaheed Omar, made the threat at the opening ceremony of the “2013 Rain School” in Uyo. “We call on the federal government ... Read More »

Why I Chose Not To Celebrate My 50th Birthday – Gov. Obi

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Governor Peter Obi of Anambra on Wednesday attained the golden age of 50 but chose not to celebrate his birthday due to the parlous state of affairs in the country. He made this known while speaking with newsmen shortly after the State Executive Council meeting in Awka, the state capital. ... Read More »

Deregulate Minimum Wage And Incur Workers’ Wrath, Union Warns Senate

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The Senate has been warned against the proposed deregulation of the national minimum wage in the country in the interest of industrial peace. The warning was given by Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria on Wednesday. The union alleged that since most of the Senators were “sponsored” by their ... Read More »