Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, said this during a reconciliation meeting between the NLC and the ULC on Thursday in Abuja.
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Its General Secretary, Joe Ajaero, made this known at a news conference held on Wednesday in Lagos.
Following the expiration of the 21 days ultimatum issued by NUEE to the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, to implement their demands, and the failure of the minister to dialogue with the union before the ultimatum, which lapsed midnight Tuesday, a nationwide blackout was imminent as electricity workers began indefinite strike on Wednesday morning
The National Union of Electricity Employees on Wednesday shutdown the headquarters of Ikeja Electric and Eko Electricity Distribution Company in Ikeja and Marina, Lagos.
Ajaero said this in an interview with newsmen during the ongoing negotiations on minimum wage with the Federal Government representatives and organised labour on Tuesday in Abuja.
Ngige said this on Thursday when the leadership of the United Labour Congress paid him a courtesy visit in his office
Organised labour has again cautioned the Federal Government on the nation’s rising debt profile, “resulting from government’s unsaturated appetite for borrowing and foreign loans”.
In a gathering that attracted leaders of the Nigerian labour movement, including the President of the Trade Union Congress, Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama; Comrade Joe Ajero; and Comrade Bede Okpara, Igali was described as a Nigerian of extreme patriotism, integrity and devotion to duty
Joe Ajaero, President, United Labour Congress said on Wednesday that any increase in the Value Added Tax that would be used to pay the N30,000 new minimum wage would not be accepted.
Labour is to shift its minimum wage struggle to the National Assembly, to lobby the lawmakers to approve N30,000 for workers, a top unionist announced on Wednesday.
The three labour centres: Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress and United Labour Congress, took the decision after a joint meeting in Lagos.
Ajaero, who is the President of the United Labour Congress, spoke at a public forum on labour in Lagos on Thursday.
Joe Ajaero, President, United Labour Congress, says the organised labour expects the National Assembly to fast-track action on the minimum wage report once presented because of its urgency.
The workers also supported by other civil society allies including Joint Action Forum converged at Ojuelegba in Surulere, Lagos, as early as 7:30 am on Tuesday.
The organised labour had insisted that the Federal Government should rather implement a ‘no pay, no work’ policy just as it would criminalise the non-payment of salaries by employers.
Ngige, who spoke to State House correspondents after the closed door meetings at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said the Economic Management Team would be meeting with state governors to harmonise positions on the ongoing negotiation with labour unions over the issue.
Ayuba Wabba, President, Nigeria Labour Congress made this known in a statement signed with its counterparts, Bobbio Kaigama, President, Trade Union Congress and Joe Ajaero, President, United Labour Congress on Sunday.
The Organised Labour has insisted that the Tripartite Committee on the new National Minimum Wage has concluded its assignment for onward submission to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Joe Ajaero, President, United Labour Congress said in a communique issued after its meeting on Monday in Lagos.
Joe Ajaero, President of the United Labour Congress, made the called at the end of its Central Working Committee meeting in Lagos.