.Tripartite meeting deadlocked
…… Govt offers N24,000, Labour insists on N30,000
..Court rejects second attempt to prevent strike
OBIORA IFOH, SUNDAY ODE,Abuja and UFOMBA UZUEGBU, Lagos
The tripartite meeting between the government, private sector and organised labour on Monday failed to achieve a truce as Nigeria workers make good its threat to embark on indefinite strike effective on Tuesday.
The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has met with some state governors and ministers over the minimum wage demanded by the organised labour in the country.
Dr. Chris Ngige.
Obiora Ifoh, Abuja
The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria has asked striking workers to revolt against slave wages paid by state governors and insist on deciding their fate as the general election beckons.
Vice president, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, Thursday visited Anambra State and toured areas submerged by flood.The vice president who visited Internally Displaced Persons who were gathering their property from submerged homes betrayed emotions while commiserating with the people over their plight.
THE current grinding poverty across the nooks and crannies of Nigeria that has engendered many negative consequences including all manner of vices and social dislocation for the citizens should be a source of serious concern to all tiers of government and a wake-up call for all concerned. This is totally unacceptable and we demand that no stone should be left unturned in addressing its root causes with a view to achieving better living standard for the vast majority of the people.
GEORGE KINGSLEY PAPAMIE, Acting Bureau Chief (South-South) Port Harcourt.
The National body of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers Union of Nigeria (PENGASSAN)
has incidentally shut down Baker Hughes , an oil and Gas oil servicing company at Trans-Amadi in Port Harcourt, for rejecting a Collective Bargaining Agreement, CBA signed at the instance of the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige on July 17, 2016.
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Wednesday in Abuja approved 464 million naira for the purchase of 67 vehicles for the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).
….Summons Labour Minister
ADEKUNLE ADESUJI, Abuja
Senate on Tuesday asked on the Federal Government to declare a State of Emergency on unemployment in the country to address the increase in employment across the country properly.
The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, on Monday said the All Progressives Congress government of President Muhammadu Buhari was not against restructuring.
UFOMBA UZUEGBU, Asst News Editor
Faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has expressed dismay over alleged non employment Nigerian Fitters and other qualified Nigerian artisans in the Dangote Refinery Project by its handlers..