• Unpaid salaries: Bayelsa teachers’ strike enters day three

    Unpaid salaries: Bayelsa teachers’ strike enters day three

    According to report, the strike embarked upon by primary and secondary school teachers in Bayelsa State over months of unpaid salaries entered the third day on Wednesday.

    The teachers sat back at home on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday despite resumption of schools following the inability of the Seriake Dickson administration to pay them their salary backlogs.

    The government is owing teachers and other categories of workers months of arrears of salaries.

    Investigation showed that pupils who turned up on Monday and other days […]

  • TUC issues 5-day ultimatum to Ajimobi over 7-month unpaid salaries

    TUC issues 5-day ultimatum to Ajimobi over 7-month unpaid salaries

    The Trade Union Congress (TUC), Oyo State Chapter, has issued a five-day ultimatum to the state government over the non-payment of seven months salaries and pensions to workers.

    The TUC Caretaker Chairman, Mr Andrew Emelieze, made this known when he addressed newsmen in Ibadan on Monday.

    Emelieze said that the union would embark on a mass action if government failed to address its demands.

    He said the five-day ultimatum was an added opportunity for the government on the issues, adding that the initial […]

  • Oyo workers hold rally over unpaid salaries, education policy

    Oyo workers hold rally over unpaid salaries, education policy

    Workers in the Oyo State Public Service yesterday in Ibadan held a rally to protest against their unpaid six months salaries and government’s controversial proposal to handover the management of some schools to private bodies.

    The rally, which was coordinated by the national body of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), took off from the Oyo State Secretariat of the NLC at Agodi-Gate at about 10.30 am.

    The workers marched through Oje, Beere, Mapo and Oja’Oba carrying placards with various inscriptions and chanting […]

  • Edo not owing Amodu N25m unpaid salaries

    Edo not owing Amodu N25m unpaid salaries

    The Edo State Government has debunked media reports that it was owing a former coach of the Super Eagles, the late Shuaibu Amodu, unpaid salaries to tune of N25 million.

    It also described the letter said to have been written by the late coach and the claims therein as “patently false”.

    The Technical Director of the Nigeria Football Federation died last Saturday at his residence in Benin and was buried later that day at his hometown in Okpella, according to Islamic rites.

    It […]

  • Unpaid Salaries: Buhari Approves N804.7b Lifeline For States

    Unpaid Salaries: Buhari Approves N804.7b Lifeline For States

    To end the lingering and back-breaking burden of unpaid workers’ salaries in several states of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a comprehensive relief package.

    Sources said, yesterday, that President Buhari okayed a three-pronged relief package including sharing of fresh allocations, granting of soft loans and restructuring of states’ debt-servicing payments.

    The packages are expected to go into effect this week as the President is said to have directed that release of the funds should be made urgently to assuage the […]

  • On Salaries Issue: FG’s Condition Worse Than States’, Oshiomhole Emphasizes

    On Salaries Issue: FG’s Condition Worse Than States’, Oshiomhole Emphasizes

    The Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, emphasized that the Federal Government’s financial standing is worse than the states’.

    Oshiomhole said this during a programme on Channels Television titled, “View from the top”.

    About 18 states owe workers salaries while many others have stopped all capital projects, following the drop in federal allocations caused by the drop in global oil price.

    However, Oshiomhole said the Federal Government’s was also struggling.

    He said the only reason why that of the Federal Government was not noticeable was […]

  • SERAP Reports FG, States To ILO Over Unpaid Workers’ Salaries

    SERAP Reports FG, States To ILO Over Unpaid Workers’ Salaries

    A non-governmental organisation, the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has dragged the federal government and state governments in the country before the International Labour Organisation (ILO) over unpaid workers’ salaries.

    SERAP is urging the ILO, through its governing body, to ‘suo motu’ and, in its own capacity, establish without delay a commission of inquiry to examine systematic and egregious non-observance of Convention No. 29 on forced labour and other international standards on the right of workers to timely payment of […]