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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Nationwide blackout, as National Grid shuts down over NLC, TUC Strike

…TCN denies responsibility Electricity workers across Nigeria have shut down the National Grid, leading to a nationwide blackout. Recall that the strike was called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), in protest of the assault on Joe Ajaero, the President of the NLC, on November 1, 2023, in Imo State, despite a court order restraining the unions from doing so. Reacting to the development, the Presidency, in a statement by Special Adviser to the President on Information & Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, said strike action by unions was a flagrant disobedience…

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‘NLC, TUC strike unwarranted; attempt to blackmail FG’ – Presidency

The Presidency, yesterday, criticised the nationwide strike of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) as “unwarranted”, arguing it is an attempt to blackmail the government. Special Adviser to the President on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, in a statement, expressed dismay that the strike proceeded, despite a restriction order by the National Industrial Court. “This decision by the NLC and TUC, other than being an ego-tripping move, is clearly unwarranted. It is an attempt to blackmail the government by the leadership of the…

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NLC, TUC commences nationwide strike from today

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), yesterday ordered their affiliates to withdraw their services nationwide from midnight today, November 14, 2023. TUC President, Festus Osifo, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Abuja yesterday, said the strike would remain until “Government, at all levels, wake up to their responsibility”. The strike, he said, is also to protest the battering of the NLC President, Joe Ajaero, and some other executives of the congress in Owerri, Imo State, on November 1, as well as the pending…

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Court stops NLC, TUC nationwide strike

The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) has issued an order of interim injunction restraining members of organised labour, including the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and their affiliates from proceeding with the strike they planned to commence on November 14. The president of the court, Justice Benedict Kanyip, issued the order yesterday while ruling on an ex-parte application brought by the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) on behalf of the Federal Government and argued by Tijjani Gazali (SAN), Acting Director (Civil Appeals), Federal Ministry of Justice. Justice…

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Strike: “Stop politicising labour movement” – Keyamo warns NLC, TUC

Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Festus Keyamo, has appealed to striking labour unions to desist from politicising the labour movement. Keyamo made this known in a statement through the official X handle of the Ministry yesterday. Reports yesterday confirmed that members of labour unions yesterday blocked both the entry and exit ways of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, resulting in heavy traffic gridlock. The development follows the unions’ decision to shut down flight operations to Imo State over an attack on the NLC president, Joe Ajaero. However, the…

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Attack on Ajaero: Labour declares nationwide strike from Nov. 14

In a solidarity move to protest the brutality of the President of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Joe Ajaero, the Organised Labour, comprising its leadership and that of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), have declared a total nationwide strike effective next Tuesday, November 14, 2023. The leadership of the two unions reached the resolution after an extraordinary National Executive Council meeting yesterday in Abuja. The two major labour unions said nationwide mobilisation of members and allies have begun immediately. The action by the Organised Labour followed the brutalisation of NLC National…

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Ajaero: NLC, TUC issues fresh strike notice; makes 6 demands from Tinubu

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have issued a fresh strike notice to the Federal Government. This is coming a few hours after the recent attacks, abduction, and assault on NLC President, Joe Ajaero, and other members of the unions. Speaking during a press briefing yesterday, the leaders of NLC and TUC presented the Federal Government with a six-point demand. This includes the immediate removal of the Commissioner of Police, Imo State, the Area Commander, and other officials who are believed to be…

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