• Labour threatens showdown with FG over fuel price increment

    Labour threatens showdown with FG over fuel price increment

    It was gathered that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has said it is totally opposed to any further fuel price increases as being speculated, saying Nigerians are yet to see the benefits of the last increase.

    The NLC expressed concern that while Nigerians are still struggling to cope with the severe hardship imposed on them by the last increase in the price of petroleum products, there are ongoing media campaigns and contradictory statements by the NNPC and government officials on yet […]

  • Senate summons labour minister over unemployment

    Senate summons labour minister over unemployment

    According to reports, the Senate has summoned the Minister of Labour and productivity, Dr Chris Nigege, to appear before it to provide insight into government’s road map towards tackling the alarming unemployment rate in the country and consequently review and reinforcing the blueprint.

    This followed a motion by sen Duro Faseyi (PDP Ekiti North) on the intolerable upswing of unemployment in Nigeria.

    The Senate said that it was worried that the economic recession which has hit the country would multiply the level […]

  • Labour laments job loss, urges action to revive economy

    Labour laments job loss, urges action to revive economy

    Labour movement has decried massive job loss in the country as the nation marks its 56th independence anniversary.

    The President of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Bobboi Kaigama, who stated this while speaking in Lagos, said it is worrisome to see Nigerians lose their jobs in droves while action aimed at stimulating the economy is on the slow lane.

    “Nigeria is the sixth oil-producing country in the world yet the poorest. Are we heading in the right direction? No. The backbone of every […]

  • So Touching: Muslim Woman Names Her Baby After Igbo Soldier Who Helped Her During Labour ( SEE PHOTOS)

    So Touching: Muslim Woman Names Her Baby After Igbo Soldier Who Helped Her During Labour ( SEE PHOTOS)

    The young soldier above, Celestine Nwabueze shared photos of a baby he helped deliver as villagers fled due to an impending attack by Boko Haram in one of the villages in Borno state.

    He wrote:-

    This were I respect women so much, this child was born at my back when those idiots wants to attack the villagers, despite the fear, the mother stood still and endure the pain and with the help of the old women at the village, she had a […]

  • Civil servant hungry, angry – Labour tells Buhari

    Civil servant hungry, angry – Labour tells Buhari

    Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, yesterday, pleaded with the Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to take urgent steps and pay thousands of civil servants their outstanding salaries and allowances, lamenting that the workers were hungry and passing through very hard times.

    In a statement in Lagos, the association also contended that the payment of the salary arrears and allowances would also stimulate the economy.

    ASCSN, in the statement by its Secretary-General, Alade Bashir Lawal, said: “We believe that since these […]

  • Labour accuses Kogi government of using blackmail, false propaganda to break strike

    Labour accuses Kogi government of using blackmail, false propaganda to break strike

    Organised labour in Kogi State yesterday accused the state government of resorting to unethical means including propaganda, cheap blackmail and recruiting faceless group to break ongoing strike in the state.

    Leaders of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC in the state decried perceived government’s new twist of recruiting strike busters within the workforce to stampede members to back out of the strike that began penultimate Monday.

    However, Governor Yahaya Bello in a swift reaction through his Special […]

  • Governor Bello dares labour, cuts civil servants’ salaries

    Governor Bello dares labour, cuts civil servants’ salaries

    The Niger State Government may have defied threats by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) of an industrial action should the government go ahead with the 50 per cent reduction of civil servants’ salary in the state.

    The state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, had declared that the government would no longer borrow money to pay salary of civil servants, and therefore pleaded with labour to accept 50 per cent cut.

    The decision, however, did not go down well with labour as the […]

  • Labour leaders betrayed us, says Ekiti workers

    Labour leaders betrayed us, says Ekiti workers

    Workers in Ekiti State have accused labour leaders of betraying them by agreeing to a one month pay out of the six months owed them by the state government.

    They described the failure of the union leaders’ decision to convince the government to pay at least three months as a “coup against the long-suffering workers who had endured misery, hunger and hardship in the last six months.”

    According to a bulletin released on Tuesday by the Enlightened Workers’ Forum (EWF), an interest […]

  • Constant strikes not best option for settling labour disputes – Afe Babalola

    Constant strikes not best option for settling labour disputes – Afe Babalola

    Renowned legal icon, Aare Afe Babalola, has condemned the incessant use of strike action by Nigerian workers to settle industrial disputes.

    Babalola called on all employers of labour, especially the three tiers of government to strategize on measures that would reduce causes of such trade disputes with their staff by giving them their benefits on time.

    Babalola spoke at the weekend in Ado Ekiti while performing the foundation laying ceremony of “Nurses House”at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital,(EKSUT), Ado Ekiti said […]

  • Labour backs Ekiti and Ondo workers strike

    Labour backs Ekiti and Ondo workers strike

    The Joint National Public Service Negotiation Council (Trade Union Side) has said it is solidly behind workers in Ondo and Ekiti states over the ongoing strike by the workers over unpaid salaries.

    The Council said the main contention that ignited the strike actions were failure of the government’s of the two states to pay monthly salaries of their workers for the past five months.

    According to a statement signed by the national chairman of JNPSNC, Comrade Kiri Mohammed Shuaibu the workers have […]

  • Labour battles Fayose over unpaid salaries

    Labour battles Fayose over unpaid salaries

    The Ekiti State councils of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiation Council (JNC) have issued another 48-hour ultimatum to the ‎State government to pay the December deductions in their salaries or face an industrial action.

    Labour had last week Tuesday issued a 24-hour ultimatum to the government to pay deductions or face a strike but this was overshadowed by the national strike called by NLC, which began on Wednesday.

    The state TUC boss, Odunayo Adesoye, told […]