Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Ayuba Wabba.
Barring last minute change of heart, organized labour in the country has concluded arrangements to commence a nationwide strike on November 6, if the Federal Government fails to meet its demands on the new national minimum wage of N30,000 agreed upon by the tripartite committee on minimum wage.
Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), has condemned the Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole’s alleged call on all Chief Medical Directors and Medical Directors of Federal hospitals to immediately engage the services of casual doctors to augment the services of consultants, National Youth Service Corps doctors and medical doctors on internship pending the resolution of the ongoing strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD).
UFOMBA UZUEGBU, Asst. News Editor
Labour, under the aegis of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, has berated the management of the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, over perceived interference in the organisation’s branch of the union.
EBOJELE AKHERE PATRICK, Benin
Tension is heightened in Edo state as Organized Labour threatens to embark on a mass protest and begin an indefinite strike action if Governor Godwin Obaseki fails to meet their demands within seven days.
The Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, on Thursday in Abuja has said there is no cabal in the government spearheaded fertiliser value chain in the country.
About 30 dock workers on Tuesday protested against an alleged hardship meted to them on the account of the failure of the management of ENL Consortiun Limited to fulfil its obligation to all disengaged Dock workers.
Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) is set to begin a three-day nationwide warning strike on Wednesday, over disputes with International Oil Companies, IOCs, especially indiscriminate sack of workers without benefits and refusal to allow their workers to join union.
Local Government (LG) workers under the auspices of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in Kwara State have kicked against the appointment of consultants to prepare and pay their salaries.
The Nigeria Labour Congress says it will resume talks with the government on a new minimum wage for workers in 2017.
UFOMBA UZUEGBU, Asst News Editor
Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA) has restated its opposition to the provision of the recently suspended Code of Corporate Governance of the Financial Reporting Council (FRCN)’s on the mandatory cool-off period by the Managing Director before becoming a Chairman, amongst other unpleasant provisions to business in the code.