• Sack of 23 FUNAAB staff is vindictive, malicious – NLC

    Sack of 23 FUNAAB staff is vindictive, malicious – NLC

    Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for the unconditional recall of the 23 staff of Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) who were sacked by the management of the Institution.

    In a letter to the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, dated November 15, 2016 and signed by the NLC National President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the NLC described the actions of the management as bordering on “impunity, lawlessness and violation of the workers’ rights.”

    The apex Labour union said the anti – […]

  • NLC, TUC, others condemn Reps over plans to buy 360 exotic cars amid recession

    NLC, TUC, others condemn Reps over plans to buy 360 exotic cars amid recession

    According to reports, the Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Civil Liberties Organisation and the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders have strongly kicked against the decision of the leadership of the House of Representatives to purchase 360 exotic cars worth N3.6bn for its members when the nation is going through economic crisis.

    The NLC and the TUC said the decision of the National Assembly was a mark of government’s insensitivity to the plight of Nigerians going through tough times.

    The General Secretary of the […]

  • Why we opposed FG’s plan to borrow $29.96bn – NLC explains

    Why we opposed FG’s plan to borrow $29.96bn – NLC explains

    According to reports, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said it will not support the plan by the Federal Government to borrow more money from anywhere as the country obviously has enough burden to contend with.

    The government plans to borrow $29.96billion externally.

    The NLC at its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting at the weekend in Sokoto if the government vigorously pursues those in possession of the nation’s collective wealth, especially multinationals who have refused to remit funds meant for the country, it […]

  • NLC opposes $30bn foreign loan, calls for minimum wage review

    NLC opposes $30bn foreign loan, calls for minimum wage review

    It was gathered that the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Friday expressed opposition to plans by the federal government to obtain a foreign loan of about $30 billion to fund infrastructural projects in the country.

    The NLC President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, made the position of the Union on the loan issue public during the ongoing National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the NLC in Sokoto.

    Wabba declared: “The NLC will not support the plan by the federal government to borrow more money from […]

  • NLC warns FG against another increase in fuel price

    NLC warns FG against another increase in fuel price

    According to reports, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has cautioned the government over the continuous increase in fuel price despite the economic hardship in the country.

    This is coming just as retail stations increased their pump price from N141 to N145, and some private marketers increased to N150.

    It was also gathered that some filling stations such as Oando and Mobil filling stations opposite Magboro off the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, did not sell the products on Saturday, thereby arousing fear of an impending […]

  • NLC plans protests as Amosun sacks 35 Ogun labour leaders

    NLC plans protests as Amosun sacks 35 Ogun labour leaders

    Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress are planning a mass rally on Wednesday in the Ogun State capital, Abeokuta, over Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s sacking of 35 labour leaders in the state.

    The notice, which was issued by the state NLC Chairman, Comrade, Akeem Ambali, on Tuesday said the rally would hold at the state secretariat of the congress at 9a.m. It will be adderessed by the presidents of NLC, TUC and Joint Negotiating Council.

    Amosun had on Tuesday ordered the implementation […]

  • Ogun sacks NLC, NUT chairmen, 14 others

    Ogun sacks NLC, NUT chairmen, 14 others

    Eleven days after Ogun workers embarked on an indefinite strike, government responded today with the dismissal of the state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Akeem Ambali and the state chairman of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade Dare Ilekoya.

    Mr Olusola Adeyemi, the Head of Ogun Public Service announced the sack in Abeokuta in a statement entitled: “Government position on the recommendation of panel of inquiry set up to investigate alleged misconduct of executive members of the NUT […]

  • Recession: FG must increase minimum wage – NLC

    Recession: FG must increase minimum wage – NLC

    Worried by the State of the country’s economy, President of National Labour Congress, NLC, Mr. Ayuba Wabba, yesterday, urged President Munammadu Buhari not to jettison increment in minimum wages from N18, 000, saying “this is the logic used by United State to address recession.”

    Wabba, who made the appeal in an interview with newsmen after presenting N400, 000 Cheque to wife of late Vanguard deputy photo-editor, Mr. Tunji Oyeleru at the Airport Hotel, Ikeja, argued that the economy cannot return to […]

  • NLC demands fair tax justice system in Nigeria

    NLC demands fair tax justice system in Nigeria

    According to reports, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has demanded a fair tax justice system that will make it mandatory for business organisations to pay tax that is equal to their investment.

    The union says at least 50 billion Naira is taken out of Africa annually and that the time to arrest the trend is now.

    The NLC President, Ayuba Wabba, believes Africa is being impoverished by the local and multi-national companies which enjoy a tax haven without contributing their profits to […]

  • NLC shuts down Lebanese firm over sack of 128 Nigerians

    NLC shuts down Lebanese firm over sack of 128 Nigerians

    According to reports, the leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, yesterday led workers to shut down operations at a Lebanese Firm in Abuja, Artco Industries Limited for alleged anti-labour activities and violations of labour law in the country.

    The National President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, while addressing workers on the 2016 World Decent Day with the title ‘End Corporate Greed’, said that the NLC decided to picket the Lebanese company because the management refused to recall sacked 128 workers of […]

  • Governors’ greed responsible for workers’ salary arrears – NLC

    Governors’ greed responsible for workers’ salary arrears – NLC

    According to reports, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has urged state governors in Nigeria to emulate President Muhammadu Buhari by cutting down wasteful spending to save money to pay their workers.

    It accused governors of extravagant spending, greed, living opulent and ostentatious lifestyles and embarking on white elephant projects and the appointment of too many aides which have left their states impoverished.

    NLC Deputy President, Peters Adeyemi, made the call in Ado Ekiti on Thursday shortly after he led a delegation from […]