FG Begins Payment Of 40% Salary Rise Arrears For Civil Servants – Excludes Doctors, Lecturers

Only the 144,766 federal civil servants under the Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure will benefit from the new 40 per cent peculiar allowance introduced by the Federal Government. This implies that other workers under the employment of the Federal Government but operating under different salary structures will not benefit. For instance, university workers, who are under the Consolidated University Academic Salary Structure, and medical doctors, who work for the Federal Government, will also not benefit from the pay rise as they are under the Consolidated Medical Salary Scale. Other categories…

CONUA to sue FG over withheld salaries of members

The Congress of University Academics (CONUA) has expressed its disappointment with the Federal Government, especially the Ministry of Labour and Employment, over the non-payment of its members’ withheld salaries even when the government knew that the Union did not call for strike action and its members were not involved in the strike action that lasted for eight months and which shut down the university system nationwide. CONUA formally made its non-involvement in the strike known to the Federal Government in a letter addressed to the Minister of Labour and Employment…

Strike: FG, ASUU fail to reach out-of-court settlement

The lawyers for the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, on Thursday, told the Court of Appeal that both parties could not resolve the eight months old strike, despite the out-of-court settlement as advised by the Appellate Court.   The FG’s lawyer, James Igwe, and lead counsel for ASUU, Femi Falana (SAN), told the Court of Appeal that despite the admonition, they could not resolve the dispute.   The Presiding Judge, Justice Hamma Barka, thereafter, stepped down the matter for an hour to enable the counsel for…

BREAKING: FG set to reverse pump price to N160 per litre after meeting with labour leaders

The pressure by organised Labour on the Federal Government to reverse the pump price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) back to N160 per litre seems to be yielding fruits. At the end of the resumed negotiations between government and the labour movement yesterday night, the Federal Government indicated willingness to consult widely with the view to reviewing the price downward, saying it might unveil the new price at the resumed meeting slated for December 7. The Federal Government said the period between now and then would allow it embark on…

Minimum Wage: Organised Labour vows to go on strike Nov. 6

The Organised Labour says it will embark on nationwide strike on November 6, if the Federal Government fails to meet its demand on the new National Minimum Wage of N30,000 agreed upon. Mr Ayuba Wabba, President, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) made this known in a statement signed with its counterparts, Mr Bobbio Kaigama, President, Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Mr Joe Ajaero, President, United Labour Congress (ULC) on Sunday. The Organised Labour had said that the Tripartite Committee on the New National Minimum Wage had concluded its negotiations and agreed…

PRESIDENT BUHARI SALUTES NLC AT 40

President Muhammadu Buhari on behalf of the Federal Executive Council and all Nigerians,has warmly congratulated the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on its 40th anniversary. President Buhari joined all Nigerian workers, retirees and pensioners in celebrating the milestone of the vibrant labour union that has lived up to the expectations of its founding fathers by protecting the interest of the Nigerian worker through viable engagements with public and private sector employers. The President affirmed that the NLC has burgeoned into a matured and focused umbrella for all workers in the last…

New Minimum Ready By Sept – Ngige

Nigerian government has assured workers of introduction of a new minimum wage latest by the third quarter of 2018. The Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, who gave the assurance in a statement on Monday, February 26, added that implementation of the new pay would take effect immediately after the announcement. He added that the government is already receiving memorandum from relevant bodies and persons to enable the determination of the new minimum wage. “By the third quarter of this year, a new minimum wage will be announced for the country,”…