• Minimum wage can’t buy a bag of rice – NLC

    Minimum wage can’t buy a bag of rice – NLC

    The Nigeria Labour Congress, Anambra state chapter, on Tuesday described as laughable that the country’s minimum wage could no longer buy a bag of rice.

    The Chairman of the congress in the state, Mr Jerry Nnubia, stated this during a rally in solidarity with Nasarawa state workers who were allegedly killed by the police while protesting against the slice in wages by the state government on July 29.

    Nnubia who said it was wicked for any state government to think of cutting […]

  • Progressive government must maintain national minimum wage – Oshiomhole

    Progressive government must maintain national minimum wage – Oshiomhole

    Governor Adams Oshiomhole says for any government to make progress, it must maintain a national minimum wage.

    Oshiomhole said this in Abuja on Wednesday during a forum tagged ‘The Podium’, organised by The Kukah Centre in collaboration with the Ford Foundation.

    The programme, which seeks an interface between the electorate and policy makers, had the theme: “From Activism to Political Power: The Challenges of Democratic Governance in Nigeria”.

    Oshiomhole noted that an employer who owed his staff has breached contract.

    He said, “This is […]

  • NLC’s N56,000 minimum wage demand is legitimate, FG will come up with suitable response – Ngige assures

    NLC’s N56,000 minimum wage demand is legitimate, FG will come up with suitable response – Ngige assures

    The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige has stated that the call by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, for an upward review of the national minimum wage is to be expected, adding that the federal government is carefully looking into it in order to come up with a suitable response.

    Ngige made this known yesterday while playing host to the executive members of the Organisation of Trade Unions of West Africa (OTUWA) in Abuja.

    The minister said, “The other day, […]

  • NLC, TUC jointly propose N56,000 as new minimum wage as against N18,000

    NLC, TUC jointly propose N56,000 as new minimum wage as against N18,000

    According to reports, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have jointly proposed N56,000 as the new minimum wage to the Federal Government as against the present N18,000.

    The NLC president, Ayuba Wabba, said this at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja. Wabba said both the NLC and the TUC made the formal demand on the proposed national minimum wage to the Federal Government on Tuesday.

    “I can say now authoritatively that as of yesterday (Tuesday) […]

  • NLC requests N50,000 as news minimum wage for workers

    NLC requests N50,000 as news minimum wage for workers

    NLC, this week make a formal presentation for the review of the existing minimum wage to the Federal Government. Against the backdrop of the present economic hardship and it’s attendant effects on the workers, investigation revealed that labour may be demanding for N50, 000 as the new minimum wage.

    According to the two labour centres, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), the review has become necessary as the existing one formally elapsed on March 24, 2016.

    Constitutionally, the […]

  • We can no longer pay N18,000 minimum wage – Nigerian Governors

    We can no longer pay N18,000 minimum wage – Nigerian Governors

    Thirty-six States Governors have said that they can no longer pay the N18,000 minimum wage to workers owing to the poor state of the economy.

    Rising from a crucial meeting on that ended at the early hours of Thursday at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja under the umbrella of Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, the governors said that the dwindling prices of oil had drastically affected their States’ income.

    Specifically, they said that the burden of the wage was […]