Minimum Wage: TUC asks FG to pay FAAC allocations of defaulting States to workers

…Says current minimum wage of N30, 000 unsustainable The Trade Union Congress, (TUC), has asked the Federal Government to pay the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) allocations of defaulting States to workers. TUC President, Festus Osifo, who stated this in an interview during a television programme, said the union is designing a clause in the framing of a new minimum wage that will sanction state governments who fail to pay the revised minimum wage when approved. He said, “We are designing a system as part of this new minimum wage…

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‘Cut cost of governance to save money’, TUC tells FG

The Trade Union Congress, (TUC), has urged the Federal Government to prioritize slashing cost of governance, noting that it will help save up more money for government’s use in tackling other needs. The TUC President, Festus Osifo, gave the advice while speaking as a guest on a television programme yesterday. Osifo said that the money saved from the removal of petrol subsidy should be harnessed to take care of Nigerians who need special support. He also urged the Government to be proactive in exploring opportunities to generate more revenue for…

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Fuel subsidy: Anxiety, as TUC directs State councils, affiliates to prepare for strike

Following the decision of the Federal Government to remove the subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit, otherwise known as petrol, with effect from June, the Trade Union Congress, (TUC), has directed its State councils and affiliates to commence mobilisation for industrial actions against the planned removal. Recall that the union had insisted that the government must revitalise the refineries, establish new ones, including modular refineries, ensure effective policing of the nation’s borders to stem the smuggling of petroleum products, among other things. These were the resolutions of the TUC National Executive…

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2023 presidency: “Governors have turned Nigeria into Turn-by-Turn Plc” – TUC 

A former president of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Peter Esele, has urged State  Governors to concentrate more on the best Nigerian to contest and emerge as the President of the country rather than the zone or region that the candidate comes from. Esele, who aired his opinion in an interview with newsmen in Benin, the Edo State capital, on Wednesday, was speaking on the recent agitations by State governors and other politicians over the zoning of the president of the country. Esele said that the actions and concerns of…

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Insecurity: TUC seeks end to 10m almajirai, orphans roaming Nigerian streets

…Says criminals keeping weapons, drugs with them The Trade Union Congress (TUC) Women Commission, has noted that over ten million Almajirai, orphans and vulnerable children are roaming the streets in Nigeria while criminals are keeping their weapons, drugs with them. Chairperson of the TUC’s Women Commission wing, Kebbi State chapter, Comrade Hafsat Abdulhamid Jamoh, stated this during their one-day programme on: ‘Child abuse and Almajiri syndrome, community responsibilities to build a morally sound society “. She said, ” In both Islam and Christianity, a child needs not to beg for…

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Eid-el-Kabir: Harsh economy taking tolls on large number of Nigerians — TUC

The Trade Union Congress, (TUC), yesterday said that the harsh economy in the country was taking tolls on a large number of Nigerians.  The TUC has also felicitated with the Muslim faithful and Nigerians on the occasion of the Sallah celebration.  The TUC in a Sallah message issued by its President and Secretary-General, Quadri Olaleye and Musa-Lawal Ozigi, respectively, said out of frustration many, especially the youths were doing untoward things just to make ends meet. The labour, in the message, said, “We call on the leadership of the country…

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PMB’s Democracy Day broadcast: Labour blasts FG, says it is creating jobs for ghosts

…Faults president’s claim of lifting 10.5m Nigerians out of poverty, creating jobs The Nigerian Labour group, Trade Union Congress, (TUC), has expressed doubt on the claim by President Muhammadu Buhari that his government has created 10. 5 million jobs, saying that the government must be creating the jobs for ghosts.  The TUC was reacting to the President’s claim, made during his nationwide broadcast on Sunday, while commemorating June 12 Democracy Day. According to the TUC president, Comrade Quadri Olaleye, in the Food, Beverages and Tobacco industry alone, Nigeria has lost…

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