• TUC kicks against increase in data tarrif

    TUC kicks against increase in data tarrif

    The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), said Tuesday that the proposed increase in data rate by the telecoms operators in the country was a conspiracy against the collective interest of the common man in the country.

    In a statement made available to newsmen and signed by the President, Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama and Acting Secretary General, Comrade (Barr.) Simeso Amachree, the Congress said the proposed increase was unacceptable as if is aimed at frustrating the lives of the Nigerian people.

    If […]

  • TUC Commends Governor Ugwuanyi For Constantly Paying Salaries

    TUC Commends Governor Ugwuanyi For Constantly Paying Salaries

    According to reports, the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has commended Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for the prudent management of the state’s resources which had led to constant payment of workers’ salaries.

    The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the TUC was reacting to a report of BudgIT, a data organisation, which listed Enugu among the only three states in the federation that were fulfilling obligations to their workers.

    Mr Chukwuma Igbokwe, the Chairman of Enugu State Chapter of TUC, told NAN on […]

  • 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 […]

  • TUC wants ex-President Jonathan quizzed over N2.1bn arms deal scandal

    TUC wants ex-President Jonathan quizzed over N2.1bn arms deal scandal

    Trade Union Congress (TUC) has said former President Goodluck Jonathan could be invited to explain how the controversial $2.1 billion arms money was spent.

    The position of the Congress is hinged on the recent statement credited to the ex-president that former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki could not have misappropriated the money.

    Jonathan expressed his position when he responded to questions after his lecture on Youth Entrepreneurship at the famous Oxford Union in the United Kingdom.

    He said: “They said the National […]

  • Increase in fuel price will be an invitation to revolution – TUC

    Increase in fuel price will be an invitation to revolution – TUC

    It was gathered that the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has warned the government against any contemplated increase in the price of Premium Motor Spirit otherwise known as petrol, saying such move will be an open invitation to revolution in the country.

    In a statement signed by President and Secretary General of the congress, Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama and Comrade (Barr.) Simeso Amachree, respectively, the union said it was surprise that officials of government were speaking from both sides of […]

  • Forex: CBN confused on what to do with the naira – TUC

    Forex: CBN confused on what to do with the naira – TUC

    According to reports, the President of the Trade Union Congress has said that the Central Bank of Nigeria is confused and does not know the steps to take to steer to the economy out of its sorry state.

    Kaigama said that all sectors of the economy had collapsed with the nation’s currency losing value against the Dollar and other foreign currencies every hour.

    According to him, the misfortune of the Naira had continued with the currency exchanging for between N480 and N492 […]

  • Recession: NLC, TUC vow to resist sale of national assets

    Recession: NLC, TUC vow to resist sale of national assets

    Nigeria’s labour movement has kicked against the planned sales of the share holdings in the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) and other national assets by the Federal Government as part of measures to exit from the current economic recession.

    The two key labour unions, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) yesterday vowed to resist any attempt by the Federal Government to sell the national assets.

    The Labour expressed reservations over the calls by business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, […]

  • Advocates of national assets’ sale are enemies – TUC

    Advocates of national assets’ sale are enemies – TUC

    It was gathered that the Trade Union Congress has described those calling for the sale of national assets as enemies of Nigeria.

    The President of the TUC, Mr. Bala Kaigama, and the Acting Secretary General of the congress, Mr. Simeso Amachree, said in a statement on Thursday that the suggestion for the sale of the national assets was also disgraceful.

    They urged the governments to drop the planned move to sell the national assets in order to avoid incurring the wrath of […]

  • Do not increase fuel price, improve economy – TUC tells FG

    Do not increase fuel price, improve economy – TUC tells FG

    The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) on Tuesday said that instead of planning to increase the pump price of fuel, the Federal Government should improve people’s living conditions.

    The TUC President, Mr Bobboi Kaigama and its Acting General-Secretary, Mr Simeso Amachree, in a statement on Tuesday in Lagos, vowed to resist any form of fuel increase above N145.

    “The economy is already on its knees. We suggest that the government should reduce the cost of governance and create a more friendly […]

  • TUC Will Resist Further Increase Of Fuel Price

    TUC Will Resist Further Increase Of Fuel Price

    Trade Union Congress of Nigeria has kicked against the call in some quarters for an increase in the pump price of fuel by the management of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

    The TUC stated that It is annoying that the call came even when the Federal Government which it alleged  is yet to fulfil its promises and agreement reached with organised labour during the protest against the last hike in May this year.

    This was contained in a statement signed by the […]

  • NLC, TUC begin indefinite strike over salary cut

    NLC, TUC begin indefinite strike over salary cut

    Civil servants in Niger State have been directed to proceed on an indefinite strike by the state chapter of Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) following expiration of two weeks ultimatum given to the state government to pay full salary to workers in the state.

    In a bulletin titled, “Clarion Call” which was signed by the Organized Labour union in the state and made available to The Nation in Minna, all civil servants were directed to sit at […]