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Labour Shifts Ground From N615,000, Proposed New Minimum Wage To FG

Labour Shifts Ground From N615,000, Proposed New Minimum Wage To FG

Labour Shifts Ground From N615,000, Proposed New Minimum Wage To FG Organised Labour on Wednesday reduced its demand for an improved new minimum from an initial N615,000 to N500,000 after an agreement could not be reached at the Tripartite Committee meeting on Tuesday. The Deputy President of Nigeria Labour Congress Political Commission, Prof. Theophilus Ndubuaku, disclosed this in an exclusive phone chat with The PUNCH. Ndubuaku told The PUNCH that the labour team was compelled to reduce its demand to ensure the Federal Government meets up with the arrangement. Unfortunately, he expressed concern that despite their shifting ground, the FG…
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FG Proposes New Minimum Wage

FG Proposes New Minimum Wage

FG proposes New Minimum Wage Following the walkout by the Organised Labour comprising of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress during the last meeting with the Tripartite Committee on Minimum Wage following the proposed N48,000 as minimum wage by the Federal Government, our correspondent learned that the government has now upped it to N54,000. A highly reliable source within the meeting, which is currently ongoing, disclosed this to our correspondent in Abuja. “The Federal Government has now proposed the sum of N54,000,” the reliable source said. Though it is not clear whether Labour would accept this offer,…
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Nationwide Strike Coming – ASUU

Nationwide Strike Coming – ASUU

Nationwide Strike Imminent – ASUU The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said it would declare a nationwide strike anytime soon following the federal government’s refusal to meet its demands despite consistent appeals. Addressing reporters on Tuesday, May 21, during a news conference at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), the coordinator of the Lagos zone of the union, Prof. Adelaja Odukoya, said the union was fast losing patience over the government’s ‘insensitivity’ to the plight of its members and that of the public universities. The conference was held at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Akoka, with all the union…
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NLC, TUC Give FG May 31st Deadline For Electricity Tariff Hike Reversal

NLC, TUC Give FG May 31st Deadline For Electricity Tariff Hike Reversal

NLC, TUC Give FG May 31 Deadline For Electricity Tariff Hike Reversal The Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress on Monday gave the Federal Government a deadline of May 31, 2024, to reverse the hike in electricity tariff. The unions took the decision at the end of a jointly held National Executive Council meeting. “The NEC once again vehemently condemns the unilateral increase in electricity tariff by the authorities. This action, taken without due consideration for the economic hardships faced by the masses and the provisions of the Law, is deemed unjust and burdensome. The NEC reaffirms its demands…
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ASUU Threatens Nationwide Strike, Gives Reasons

ASUU Threatens Nationwide Strike, Gives Reasons

ASUU Threatens Nationwide Strike, Gives Reasons The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike. ASUU, the association of university lecturers in Nigeria, said the move to go on strike is to protest against the failure of the Nigerian government to appoint Governing Councils for Federal Universities. At an ongoing briefing at the ASUU national secretariat in Abuja, ASUU President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke, lamented the absence of governing councils in all federal universities in the country among other pending issues. He also said President Bola Tinubu’s administration had been given enough time to meet…
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Workers As Agents Of Development And Transformation: Being Gov Otti’s Speech On May 1, 2024

Workers As Agents Of Development And Transformation: Being Gov Otti’s Speech On May 1, 2024

Workers as Agents of Development and Transformation Being the Text of a Speech Delivered by Governor Alex C. Otti, OFR, During the 2024 Workers’ Day Celebration at the Umuahia Township Stadium on May 1, 2024 Protocols, It is with a great sense of pride that I welcome you dear comrades to this year’s Labour Day celebration, a day set aside globally to honour those who work with their hands and intellect to earn a living, and in so doing contribute in very significant ways to the development and transformation of their immediate communities and the world at large. Since 1890…
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Welfare Of Our Workers Remains Priority – Gov Otti On 2024 May Day Celebration

Welfare Of Our Workers Remains Priority – Gov Otti On 2024 May Day Celebration

WELFARE OF OUR WORKERS REMAINS PRIORITY - GOV OTTI ON 2024 MAY DAY CELEBRATION Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, OFR, says the welfare of Abia workers will continue to be a priority in the enactment and implementation of the state government policies. Governor Otti gave the assurance on Wednesday, while speaking at an event to mark the celebration of this year’s Workers' Day, at the Umuahia Township Stadium. The Governor, who titled his speech, 'Workers as Agents of Development and Transformation', said that Abia would take the lead in the implementation of the new minimum wage as soon as…
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May Day: NLC, TUC Have Proposed N615,000 As New Minimum Wage

May Day: NLC, TUC Have Proposed N615,000 As New Minimum Wage

May Day: “NLC, TUC Have Proposed N615,000 As New Minimum Wage” The Nigeria Labour Congress said the NLC and the trade Union Congress (TUC) have proposed N615,000 as the minimum wage for a Nigerian worker, ahead of negotiations with the federal government. The Public Relations Officer of the NLC in Lagos State, Ismail Adejumo stated this in an interview with Arise Television on Wednesday. He said, “From the feelers we’re getting, we believe strongly that the government is very passionate and considers all the indices that are on ground, because what we proposed now both NLC and TUC, is 615,000;…
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FG Declares Wednesday Public Holiday

FG Declares Wednesday Public Holiday

FG Declares Wednesday Public Holiday The federal government has declared Wednesday, May 1, as a public holiday to commemorate this year’s Workers’ Day celebration. The Minister of Interior, Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, made the declaration on behalf of the federal government on Tuesday, April 30. He re-iterated the need for excellence, efficiency and equity in all spheres of labour, re-affirming the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration’s commitment to fostering a culture of innovation, productivity, and inclusivity in the workplace. Dr. Tunji-Ojo said: “In alignment with this year’s theme, which focuses on ensuring safety and health at work in a changing climate,…
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Jubilation As FG Approves Salary Increase For Civil Servants

Jubilation As FG Approves Salary Increase For Civil Servants

Jubilation As FG Approves Salary Increase For Civil Servants The Federal Government has approved an increase of between 25% and 35% in salary Increase for Civil Servants on the remaining six Consolidated Salary Structures The Salary Structure is the Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure (CONPSS), Consolidated Research and Allied Institutions Salary Structure (CONRAISS), Consolidated Police Salary Structure (CONPOSS), Consolidated Para-military Salary Structure (CONPASS), Consolidated Intelligence Community Salary Structure (CONICCS) and Consolidated Armed Forces Salary Structure (CONAFSS). It will be recalled that those in the Tertiary Education and Health Sectors had already received their increases which involved Consolidated University Academic Salary…
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