Labour Unions Walk Out of Minimum Wage Negotiations

Labour Unions Walk Out of Minimum Wage Negotiations

The labour unions comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress have walked out of the ongoing minimum wage negotiations with the government and the Organised Private Sector. Angered by the N48,000 proposal by the Federal Government as the national minimum wage, the labour unions described the offer as ridiculous. The organised private sector […]

TUC Threatens Nationwide Shutdown over Cybersecurity Levy

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has threatened to shut down Nigeria’s economy if the Federal Government fails to reverse the cybersecurity levy introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria. Reacting to the directive from the CBN to commercial banks and other financial institutions, the congress in a statement today signed by its president, Festus Osifo, […]

NLC rejects CBN directive on electronic transfer levy

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected the recent directive by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) of 0.5 (0.005) per cent Cybersecurity Levy on electronic transfers. Its President, Joe Ajaero, stated the NLC position in a statement on Tuesday in reaction to a recent circular issued by the CBN, mandating banks and payment service […]

NLC to propose sanctions for defaulting governors of new minimum wage

The Nigeria Labour Congress has given strong indication that it would press for the inclusion of a clause, which would prescribe sanctions for governors and local government administrators who failed to implement the new minimum wage. Its National Treasurer, Hakeem Ambali, who disclosed said the refusal of state governors to pay the current minimum wage […]

Organised Labour proposes N615,000 as new Minimum Wage

Organised Labour has demanded N615,000 as the new minimum wage for workers to cope with the many economic realities and high cost of living in Nigeria. The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) who confirmed the development yesterday, said the new wage of N615,000 monthly was reached after consultations between the NLC and the […]

Members of NLC storms LP national HQ in Abuja

Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), on Wednesday, stormed the national headquarters of the Labour Party (LP) in Abuja, to express their displeasure with current party leadership and the perceived betrayal of the party’s foundational principles. The Labour Centre called for the resignation of the national chairman, Barrister Julius Abure, whom it said has […]

NLC Backs NASU, SSANU warning strike

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has said it is in support of the ongoing protest by the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational (NASU) and associated institutions of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and has demanded an “immediate” payment of the withheld salaries of the aggrieved workers. In a statement signed by the […]

NLC demands hundreds of thousands in minimum wage for workers

The Nigeria Labour Congress has demanded N794,000 as the new national minimum wage for workers in the South West geopolitical political zone. The Labour Union in the South West, through the Chairperson of the Lagos State chapter of the NLC, Funmi Sessi, made the demand during her presentation at the ongoing public hearing of the […]

NLC suspends day-two nationwide protest, issues new ultimatum to Federal Government

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it has suspended its second day nationwide streets protest over hunger and economic hardship in the country. Its president, Mr Joe Ajaero, in a communique after its National Executive Council(NEC) meeting on Tuesday, said the decision was taken by the NLC National Executive Council after it reviewed the effectiveness […]

FG meeting to avert proposed nationwide protests by NLC ends in deadlock

A last-minute meeting called by the Federal Government to avert the proposed nationwide protest by the NLC has ended in a deadlock. Speaking to journalists after the closed-door meeting, the NLC president, Joe Ajaero, said the protest will be held today Tuesday, while their list of demands would be submitted to the National Assembly also. […]