Ekweremadu supports Labour on N50,000 minimum wage, scrap of security vote

Wants anti-graft agencies decentralised Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has said that the fresh demand for N50,000 minimum wage by organised labour was in order. Ekweremadu also said that time has come for abolition of security vote. The Deputy Senate President spoke in Ibadan at the weekend, where he delivered the 4th National More...

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By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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FG, Labour agree to review minimum wage

The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba, on Wednesday disclosed that both the Federal Government and the organised Labour movement in the country had reached a consensus on planned review More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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Court to rule on jurisdiction to hear disengaged NAICOM workers suit March 22

The National Industrial Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday fixed March 22 for ruling in a case of alleged unpaid pension instituted by Aliyu Sani and 18 others against the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM). The More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Bank, finance, insurance workers still part of NLC–NUBIFIE

The National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institution Employees (NUBIFIE) is still an affiliate of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) as provided for and ratified in its constitution, it was learnt yesterday. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
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We ‘ll partner FG to halt out-sourcing of jobs in telecoms industry–Labour

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Monday said it would collaborate with the Federal Government in its bid to stop out-sourcing of jobs in the telecommunication sector among others. NLC President, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 2nd, 2017
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NLC blasts Buhari’s govt over failure to deliver three million jobs

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Sunday lashed out at President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over failure to deliver three million new jobs they pledged in their campaign manifesto. According More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
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Unemployment: Senate summons Ngige

The Senate on Tuesday resolved to invite the Minister of Labour and Employment to provide insight into government’s roadmap towards tackling unemployment in the country. This followed a motion by Duro Faseyi (PDP-Ekiti), More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
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Unemployment will continue to rise – NLC

The General Secretary, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Dr Peter Eson-Ozo, has said that the current situation in the country meant that the unemployment rate will continue to rise. Eson-Ozo said this in an interview More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
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Labour to Govs: It is illegal to reduce workers’ pay, work hours unilaterally

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has described as illegal the decision by some state governors to reduce workers’ remunerations and hours of work without their input and consent. Ngige said More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, July 2nd, 2016
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Abuja residents protest extortion, mass disconnection by AEDC

Electricity consumers in Chibiri, Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have written a protest letter to the Consumers Protection Council (CPC) over alleged excesses of men of the Abuja Electricity More...