Labour insists on N615,000 minimum wage demand

NLC TUC

The Organised Labour, represented by the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), and Trade Union Congress, (TUC),, has stated its refusal to accept the N48,000 minimum wage proposal put forth by the Federal Government. Ajaero said, “Living wage is such that it will at least keep you alive. It is not a wage that will make you poorer and poorer. It is not a wage that will make you borrow to go to work. It is not a wage that will lead you to be in the hospital every day because of…

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Electricity tariff hike: NLC, TUC threatens to shut down dams

NLC TUC

The Organised Labour in Niger State has threatened to shut down the hydropower dams in the state following the high electricity tariff. They issued the threat during a protest to the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company, AEDC, office following directives by the national body of Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC). Addressing the protesters, the Chairman of NLC in the state, Idrees Lafene said the State reserves the right to enjoy 24-hour power supply at a lower cost. “This dam belongs to the people; that is why NLC and TUC have agreed that…

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Electricity tariff hike: NLC, TUC picket DisCos offices nationwide

NLC TUC

…Says new tariff capable of destroying Nigeria’s economy Organised Labour, under the umbrella of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) yesterday stormed offices of electricity distribution companies (DisCos) and the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) nationwide to protest against the recent hike in electricity tariff. NLC President, Joe Ajaero, who led the protest at NERC ’s headquarters in Abuja, said Nigerians are currently wallowing in power poverty, given the abysmal low supply of electricity. Recall that the NLC, TUC and their affiliates, vowed to ground…

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NLC, TUC give NERC Sunday deadline to reverse electricity tariff hike

NLC TUC

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) counterpart have given the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) till Sunday, May 12 to withdraw the recent hike in electricity tariff or face unprecedented industrial action. The ultimatum was issued in a joint letter to the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer, CEO, dated May 3, 2024, and copied to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, (SGF), the Ministers of Labour and Power and the electricity distribution companies, (DisCos), President of NLC and its TUC’s counterpart, Joe Ajaero and…

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Electricity: NLC, TUC condemn higher tariff for non-existent electricity

NLC TUC

The  Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC),  have appealed to the  Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) and Power Sector operators,  to reverse the  increase in electricity tariff within  one week. President of  the  unions, Joe Ajaero and Fetus Osifo, made the call yesterday, in a joint speech to  mark the  2024 Workers’ Day in Abuja. The duo expressed dissatisfaction over epileptic power situation in the country which is affecting  economic growth of the country. According to them, it is imperative that any nation incapable of effectively…

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‘​N615,000 Harmonised  New Minimum Wage based on N1,700/$ computation’ – TUC, NLC

NLC TUC

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUN) president, Festus Osifo, says the N615,000 new minimum wage agreed on by the TUC and the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) was based on N1,700 per dollar computation.  The TUC leader said the much-awaited new wage announcement on May 1 might hold. Osifo, who stated this while speaking with newsmen yesterday in Abuja, said, “The negotiation by the Tripartite Committee is still ongoing. If you remember, the TUC earlier submitted N447,000 as the new minimum wage but we have harmonised our figure with the…

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Minimum Wage, TUC President says May 1st announcement not feasible

Organised Labour

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) President, Festus Osifo, has said that the much-awaited new minimum wage may not be announced on May 1st. Osifo said this while speaking with newsmen on Friday in Abuja. ”The negotiation by the Tripartite Committee is still on-going. If you remember, the TUC earlier submitted N447, 000 as the new minimum wage but we have harmonised our figure with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). “It is now N615, 000. Regarding the when for the new minimum wage, the committee is still working. “So, certainly, May…

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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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​“Channel your energy towards tackling Nigeria’s challenges” – NLC replies Tinubu

…“We’re not politicians, it’s our right to protest” – TUC ​The Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC), has slammed President Bola Tinubu over his comment on the union’s Tuesday’s protest, which he described as “unacceptable”. ​Recall that the President, at the inauguration of the Lagos Red Line project on Thursday called on the Organised Labour to maintain peace as they are not the only voice for Nigerians. ​The NLC, however, told the President to channel his energy into tackling the enormous challenges facing Nigerians, rather than engaging in rhetoric with the Organised…

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NLC, TUC suspend nationwide strike

The joint National Executive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), yesterday night suspended its nationwide strike. The unions said the suspension followed the intervention of the National Security Adviser, (NSA), Nuhu Ribadu. The meeting, which reportedly commenced at a few minutes past 7pm, lasted for close to one hour, during which various affiliates and State chapters reviewed the outcome of the meeting held between the leaders of the Organised Labour and Ribadu. The TUC National Deputy Vice-President, Tommy Etim, made this known yesterday,…

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