The Big 5: SSANU commences nationwide protest; Buhari, APC not...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) has commenced a three-day nationwide protest this Monday, citing alleged refusal of the Federal Government to obey a court judgment on staff schools and to honour agreements on earned allowance. In a statement by its National Public Relations…

The Late 5: Ngige dissatisfied with level of progress, takes...

These are the stories that drove the conversation today: The Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar on Thursday said that the misrule of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has led the country to lose over 12 million jobs, stressing that the best prosperity, peace, educational advancement in the history of the…

Again, labour draws battle line…

Labour warned that any reduction in the N30,000 agreed in the committee’s report to President Muhammadu Buhari would lead to devastating consequences. Bimbola Oyesola and James Ojo, Abuja Organized Labour has given the Federal Government December deadline to commence payment of the N30,000 new national minimum wage to Nigerian workers. This is even as feelers emerged…

Nigeria assumes vice president position of “government Group of ILO’’...

Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment. Nigeria has assumed Vice President position of “Government Group of ILO’’ governing body, following the election of Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment at 107th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC). In a statement issued by Mr Samuel Olowookere, the Director of Press in the ministry…

FG committed to ILO standards, says minister…

NAN The Minister of State Labour and Employment, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, says the Federal Government is committed to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) standards on labour practice, social protection and equal opportunity for all. Ocheni gave this assurance when he received the ILO officials led by Ms Sukti Dasgupta, Chief of the Employment and Labour…

Updated: Tripartite Committee fails to reach consensus on minimum wage…

The tripartite committee on new minimum wage has rescheduled sitting for 10pm, as the earlier meeting ended in statement. Committee Chairman, Amma Pepple, told journalists that the meeting arrived at two figures: N24000 and N30000 to be sent to President Muhammadu Buhari. He added the two figures will be submitted to the President as no…

Labour insists on strike tomorrow…

Organised Labour had threatened to commence an indefinite strike to press for the increase in the national minimum wage from the current N18,000. Bimbola Oyesola, Simeon Mpamugoh, Desmond Mgboh, Kano, Raphael Ede, Enugu, Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye and Godwin Tsa, Abuja Hope that the planned industrial action billed to begin tomorrow would be shelved has been dimmed…

The minimum wage conundrum…

N30,000 or nothing – Labour N22,500 we’ll pay – Govt The debate over minimum wage for civil servants across the country has continued to rage. The parties concerned in the negotiation have been going back and forth on the issue without a resolution. Last week, several meetings were held between the representatives of Federal, state…

MINIMUM WAGE CRISIS: NLC, TUC threaten to boycott meeting slated...

The Organised Labour has urged the Federal Government to stop playing to the gallery and accept the fact that there is no escape route other than to accept the N30,000 minimum wage recommended by the Minimum Wage Tripartite Committee, saying it will not attend today’s meeting called by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr….

Minimum wage: Conciliation resumes Sunday — Ngige…

Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, says conciliation on the national minimum wage will continue on Sunday despite the court injunction restraining organised labour from embarking on strike. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the National Industrial Court had on Friday ordered the organised labour not to go ahead with the…

The Big 5: FG disagrees with NGF over N22,500 proposal,...

These are the stories you should be monitoring today: National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has dismissed calls for the resignation of the party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, saying party supremacy must be respected. Speaking to State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, Tinubu who…

Pay N30,000 or lose 2019 polls, labour warns government…

Organised labour and civil society protesting for new minimum wage in Lagos …yesterday. • Rejects govs’ N22,500 offer, insists on strike • Okowa, Fayemi to meet workers’ request Besides insisting it would take nothing less than N30,000 as new minimum wage, organised labour yesterday threatened to vote out any government that refuses to meet its…