PHOTOS: Commercial Sex Workers, Others Participate in May Day [READ MORE]

John Izabi,  In celebration of this year’s May Day, many workers’ Unions and associations took to stadia across the country to mark the day with the usual rituals of group marching and salute. Shockingly, commercial sex workers also joined in the celebration as they made their way into the stadium with banners displaying their occupation. See more photos below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG;   [Read]

Buhari signs new N30,000 minimum wage bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the new minimum wage bill. The bill, which has now become a law, will usher in a new pay structure for Nigerian workers. The National Assembly had passed the bill approving N30,000 as the minimum wage for workers. State governors had opposed the N30,000 minimum wage with many of them saying they will be unable to pay their workers N30,000 minimum wage. [READ ALSO] REVEALED! Bearded men carry ‘more germs than dogs’ — Study [READ MORE] Mr Buhari’s aide on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang, told journalists that the president has signed the minimum wage bill into law. Mr Enang, who briefed State House correspondents [Read]

Ayuba Wabba wins second term election as NLC president [READ MORE]

  THE NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS (NLC), HAS RETURNED ITS PRESIDENT, AYUBA WABBA, UNOPPOSED FOR A SECOND TERM OF FOUR YEARS. Wabba will head a 16-member National Administrative Council (NAC), of NLC, who were equally elected unopposed to administer the affairs of NLC for the next four years. According to Vanguard, three persons elected unopposed as Deputy Presidents were Amaechi Asugwuni, Muhammad Nadir Idris, and Najim Usman Yasin, while Ibrahim Khaleel, was elected National Treasurer. Four persons elected Vice-Presidents were Abdrafiu Adeniji, Peters Adeyemi, Lawrence Amaechi and Oyelakan Lateef who was returned unopposed. Other officials elected include Marven Adamu, National Financial Secretary and Adewale Adeyanju, National Trustee, among others. In his [Read]

Tuesday is for Protest, Mobilisation, Not Commencement of Nationwide Strike, Says NLC [READ MORE]

  LAGOS – The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has declared today, Tuesday January 8, as protest and mobilisation day across the country, not commencement of planned Nationwide  strike, NEWS FLAKES NG can authoritatively report. In a press statement by its Secretary General Comrade Peter Ozo Eson, the union said the date for the commencement of the strike action in reaction to the delay in transmitting the recommendation of the Tripartite Committee on a new minimum wage to the National Assembly by President Mohammadu Buhari will be declared later. “It has come to our attention that some section of the news media has largely misrepresented our action plan in reaction to [Read]

Buhari to Labour: Stop distracting us with your strikes, as Labour Insists on Tuesday Nationwide Shutdown [READ MORE]

  Ahead of the planned resumption of strike by organised labour to pressure government to implement the N30,000 minimum wage, President Muhammadu Buhari, has appealed to them to allow his administration concentrate on fixing infrastructure in the country rather than distracting it. Labour had in its communiqué of December 20, 2018 said that it would no longer attend any meeting on the minimum wage as the time for meeting had passed. Organised labour had condemned the proposed setting up of a high-powered technical committee after a tripartite committee had completed its assignment with recommendations to President Buhari. They maintained that with the expiration of the ultimatum on December 31, 2018, [Read]

NLC declares Jan 8 for nationwide protest over new Minimum Wage [READ MORE]

    The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has declared January 8th 2019 for nationwide protest to demand a new minimum wage. The labour unions agreed on this new date after a national executive council meeting which held in Abuja yesterday December 21st. Recall that the labour unions and the government, both state and Federal, has on dialogue over new minimun wage. The union is currently demanding an increment of N30, 000 but the state government insist they can only afford N22,500. NLC says the January 8th protest would be to express anger and dissatisfaction. “The protest is to express anger and total dissatisfaction over the delay by the federal government [Read]

We will name, shame govs owing salaries, pensions —NLC [READ MORE]

  The Nigeria Labour Congress is to liase with the International Trade Union Congress to place names of governors in the states where workers are being owed salaries and pensions for several months on a “watch list”. NAN reports that the ITUC is the world ’s largest trade union federation . It was formed on November 1, 2006, out of the merger of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions and the World Confederation of Labour . Mr . Ayuba Wabba , President of the NLC , made this known while addressing the Nigeria Union of Pensioners at its 17 th anniversary on Tuesday Abuja. He said that aside, “ [Read]

South Africa Shows Nigeria how it’s done, Increases minimum wage to N126,480

  The South African government may have shown their Nigerian counterpart how to improve her workers’ welfare, especially regarding the lingering delay in increment of the Labour – proposed N30,000 minimum wage from the current N18, 000 after the country announced N126,480 as its new national minimum wage. President Cyril Ramaphosa said the wage which is about four times what the Nigerian Labour Union is demanding from the Nigerian Govt would come into effect January 1, 2019 and would benefit about six million workers that currently earn R3,700 (N97,495). NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that recent reports have it that South African Rand exchanges for N26.35. Which implies that South African workers [Read]

BREAKING: Labour Suspends planned Nationwide Strike, reach agreement with govt – READ MORE

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has called off the nationwide industrial action initially scheduled to commence on November 6 to further press for workers’ demand for new national minimum wage. The President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, said this on Monday night in Abuja while addressing journalists at the end of a meeting of the tripartite committee set up by government to negotiate labour’s demand. Organised labour had threatened to commence nationwide strike on November 6 should government fail to accede to its N30,000 minimum wage demand. The federal government had offered to pay N24,000 while [Read]

BREAKING: NLC, TUC Shun Meeting With FG Over New Minimum Wage – READ MORE

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that members of the Organised Labour, on Sunday were absent at the reconciliatory meeting with the Federal Government over the non-implementation of the N30, 000 new National Minimum Wage for the workers in the country. Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) said on Sunday that the meeting was part of the exercise that ought to be undertaken as part of the ongoing negotiation. READ ALSO: NEW MINIMUM WAGE: Court Cannot Stop Nationwide Strike – LABOUR He said the meeting was to ensure a complete report to be submitted to the presidency on the issues of the new National Minimum Wage. READ [Read]

NEW MINIMUM WAGE: Court Cannot Stop Nationwide Strike – LABOUR

  Trade Union Congress, TUC, has rejected the court judgement stopping workers from commencing a nationwide strike action on November 6th over new Minimum Wage. The organised labour had threatened to commence an indefinite strike action to press home their demands for the national minimum wage to be increased from the current N18,000 to N30,000. But Justice Sanusi Kado, on Friday, gave the order in a ruling on an ex parte application moved on behalf of the Federal Government by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Dayo Apata. Speaking on the development, Alhaji Kola Olumoh, the chairman, Trade Union Congress (TUC), in Kwara State [Read]

State Govs Agree to pay N22,500 as New Minimum Wage – READ MORE

State Governors have offered to pay a sum of N22,500 as minimum wage as against the N30,000 demanded by labour. Chairman of the Forum and Zamfara State Governor, Abdul’Aziz Yari, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. He explained that the decision followed an emergency meeting of the governors where they deliberated on the new minimum wage after a briefing from the forum’s representatives at the Tripartite Committee. READ ALSO: BREAKING: Ogun ADC Guber Candidate, GNI unveils running Mate – READ MORE The governor noted that the welfare of the people was the ultimate concern for the forum, lamenting the deteriorating economic situation experienced by the vulnerable segment of the [Read]

MINIMUM WAGE: NLC Threatens Fresh Industrial Action November 6 – READ MORE

ABUJA – NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the organized labour comprising of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), have threatened to embark on a fresh nationwide industrial action on November 6. According to the groups they will be protesting over what they describe as the government’s unwillingness to implement a new minimum wage for workers. In the statement jointly signed by the leaders of the two labour centers, they accused the Federal Government of deliberately refusing to forward the resolutions of the tripartite committee.  APC CRISIS: Oshiomhole Raises Alarm Over Fresh Plots to Unseat him – READ MORE They claimed that after series of negotiations, [Read]

MINIMUM WAGE: Nigerian workers will smile soon, says FG

  The Federal Government on Sunday said it would soon address the agitation for the upward review of the national minimum wage in a manner that will make workers and all Nigerians smile. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, made the promise in his remarks at the 22nd Choir Anniversary of the Christ Apostolic Church, Living Water DCC Headquarters, Abuja, tagged “Bless the Lord, o my soul.” Mustapha, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary (General Services Office), Office of the SGF, Mr. Olusegun Adekunle, said the present administration was sensitive to the plight and wishes of the masses. He said by the time the [Read]

JUST IN: NLC suspends Nationwide Strike Action

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Nigerian  Labour Congress has suspended its ongoing strike. The strike commenced on September 26. The National President of the NLC, Ayuba Wabba, announced the suspension of the strike at a press conference on Sunday in Abuja. “The suspension takes effect from today Sunday,” he said. The suspension means workers are expected to resume duties on Tuesday as Monday has been declared a public holiday by the federal government to mark the October 1 Independence Day. The workers are demanding a new minimum wage of about N50,000 instead of the current national minimum wage of N18,000. Most [Read]