Organised labour meet over new minimum wage

December 5, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Ahead of the planned commencement of negotiations on the new minimum wage between the federal government and organised labour, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) leadership is convening in Abuja to brainstorm on a living wage appropriate to the prevailing cost of living. Consequently, the NLC has vowed not to be deterred by the recent attack on workers and their leaders Read More

Osun: Labour Party former presidential aspirant cautions Adeleke against ‘wasteful’ spending

November 26, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

In line with the mantra of Governor Ademola Adeleke’s administration, ‘Imole De’ (Light has come), a former presidential aspirant on the platform of Labour Party (LP), Comrade Faduri Oluwadare Joseph (aka Fadojoe), has advised him to shun excessive spending with a view to letting his government become a beacon of light for the citizens. In a YouTube broadcast, Joseph called Read More

Strike: FG gives update on meeting with Organised Labour

November 15, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The federal government says its meeting with the national leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress, (TUC) over the ongoing strike, was fruitful. Speaking to reporters shortly after the meeting which took place at the office of the National Security Adviser, NSA, Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong Bako, who described the meeting as Read More

Breaking: FG schedules meeting with Organised Labour over ongoing nationwide strike

November 15, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The federal government has invited leaders of the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, (TUC), for a meeting Wednesday afternoon in a bid to end the ongoing nationwide strike by Organised Labour. Blueprint gathered that the meeting was summoned by the Office of the National Security Adviser (NSA). NLC and TUC, on Tuesday, declared an Read More

Imo: Labour shuts down flights, power supply, few days to governorship election

November 8, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has ordered an immediate shutdown of flights and power supply in Imo state. The leadership of the two union reached the resolution after an extraordinary National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Tuesday in Abuja. In a communique issued after the meeting and co-signed by TUC President, Read More

Indefinite strike will inflict more pains on Nigerians, Senate Leader tells Labour unions

October 1, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

As Nigeria marks her 63rd anniversary of independence on Sunday, the Leader of the Senate, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele (APC Ekiti Central) has appealed to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) to suspend their plan to embark on an indefinite strike in the national interest. Bamidele in a statement issued on Saturday by media and Public Affairs Read More

NLC absent at FG/Labour parley

September 5, 2023 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Monday failed to show up for a meeting convened by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Simon Lalong, to avert labours planned two days warning strike scheduled for Today (Tuesday) and Wednesday. The meeting which was scheduled to commence by 3pm, started by 5:32pm with only the leadership of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria Read More

FERMA opts for direct labour over planned repair of federal highways

July 13, 2023 Tope Sunday 0

Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) has disclosed that plans are underway to fill up potholes and intervene in the repair of failed roads nationwide as the rainy season sets in. The acting Managing Director, FERMA, Mr. Godson Amos, who made this known in an interview on Sunday in Abuja, said the intervention was necessitated because of the need to ameliorate Read More

Between mobility of labour and national interest

April 21, 2023 Admin III 0

Recently, a bill to amend the Medical and Dental Practitioners Act passed for Second Reading in the House of Representatives. Sponsored by Rep Ganiyu Johnson (APC-Lagos), the bill, among other provisions, seeks to make it compulsory for graduates in medical and dental fields to render services within Nigeria for five years before being granted full license. The bill is titled: Read More

End fuel scarcity, price hike now, Labour tells FG

December 6, 2022 Admin III 0

The organised labour in Nigeria has called on the federal government to urgently end the current fuel shortage as well as hike witnessing across the country. A press statement jointly signed by Comrade Ayuba Wabba and Festus Osifo as NLC President and TUC President respectively, said government must fix the challenges rather than giving excuses. The movement lamented that despite Read More

IKEDC appeals to customers as labour unions shut TCN stations

August 18, 2022 By Segun Odunewu, Lagos 0

Ikeja Electric has appealed to its customers over the disruption in power supply, blaming it on the ongoing nationwide picketing of Transmission Stations by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE). The power distribution company in a statement to its customers said customers are currently experiencing disruption of power supply as most stations within its network have been shut down. Read More

The labour of our heroes past

May 2, 2022 Ganiyu Abdullahi 0

Following the revolutionary lecture and rally, which was held at Glover Memorial Hall, Ebute-Metta, Lagos, Habibu Raji Abdallah was arrested and charged to court, along with his compatriots; who were all very resolute in fighting the colonialists, towards the attainment of political independence for Nigeria. Thereupon, Habibu Raji Abdallah, delivered a famous revolutionary speech at the Lagos High Court, where Read More

FG advocates technology based-labour in construction, public work

April 12, 2022 Admin III 0

The federal government has said the use of labour-based technology in the construction and maintenance of public works boosts employment in the country. Minister for Labour and Employment Dr Chris Ngige stated this as he flagged off the 7th meeting of the National Employment Council in Abuja, with the theme, “Use of Labour-Based Technology in the Construction and Maintenance of Read More

The 5% jobs for PLWDs

October 31, 2021 Admin III 0

The readiness of the federal government to implement the policy of allocating five per cent jobs to people living with disabilities (PLWDs) in both public and private sectors is a welcome development though long overdue. Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, made the disclosure in Abuja last week while addressing a large crowd of PLWDs at the 16thanniversary Read More

FG promises to implement 5% of jobs for persons with disabilities

October 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has expressed readiness to implement the law mandating Five per cent of jobs at both private and public sectors are allocated to people living with disabilities. Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, who made this disclosure weekend in Abuja said his ministry will issue circular to all the ministries and parastatals by next week.  Already, Read More

Trustfund pension tasks employers on pension scheme

October 20, 2021 Admin III 0

Trustfund Pensions has urged employers of labour to ensure compliance with the National Pension Commission directives on Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) for their employees. The fund also told employers to frequently interact with their employees’ Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) to be up to date on happenings within the industry. Speaking during an interactive meeting with employers in Abuja, Trustfund Pensions Read More

ILO calls for protection of domestic workers

October 12, 2021 Moses John 0

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) Country Director for Nigeria, Ms Vanessa Phala, has reiterated the commitment of the organisation towards eliminating exploitation of domestic workers and promotion of decent work across the globe. Ms Phala made this known at the Validation Meeting of the Report of the Study on Nigeria’s Domestic Work Sector in Abuja recently. She said the situation Read More

2023 presidency: APC national secretariat approves Osinbajo mobilisation group

October 9, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ongoing mobilization towards ensuring that Vice President Yemi succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari has received further boost with the APC National Headquarters formal recognition of the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG). An October 4, 2021 letter issued by the APC and titled ‘Letter of Recognition as Support Group’ formally makes the pro-Osinbajo PCG the first 2023 presidential mobilization group to be granted Read More

DBI partners NLC on training of labour leaders

October 5, 2021 Moses John 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is partnering the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Nigeria’s foremost International Centre of Excellence in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the area training . The partnership was cemented when President DBI Prof. Mohammed Ajiya paid a courtesy visit to President Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Comrade Ayuba Wabba at the Pascal Bafyau Labour House Abuja. Ajiya Read More