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NLC, NECA Reject VAT Increase

  The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Thursday rejected any increase in Value Added Tax (VAT), as it pointed out that the planned increase in VAT would erode any benefit the increase in the national minimum wage would bring to workers and Nigerians. Describing it as insensitive, the congress advised …

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Xenophobia : These Attacks and Killings are Reprehensible But…. – NLC

  These Attacks and Killings are Reprehensible But…. We at the Nigeria Labour Congress condemn in strongest terms, the attacks on businesses and killings of Nigerians by South Africans in South Africa.These attacks and killings are beastly and unacceptable. The frequency and escalation of these attacks are not only reprehensible …

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NLC plans nationwide rallies, summit over insecurity

The Nigeria Labour Congress has expressed concern over rising cases of kidnapping, Boko Haram attacks, communal clashes and general national insecurity, saying it will convene a National Security Summit and hold national rallies over the challenge. The NLC also called for immediate implementation of the new minimum wage, saying that …

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Minimum wage implementation must start now, NLC demands

Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) wants government at all levels to immediately commence the implementation of the new national minimum wage, saying government can no longer hide under protracted negotiation with workers on consequential adjustment to delay the implementation.   Rising from its National Executive Council meeting, the Congress expressed concern …

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Comrade Emmanuel Ubgoaja Appointed As NLC General Secretary


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IOCs get two weeks’ ultimatum to pay dockworkers Toba Agboola by Toba Agboola August 16, 2019

The Federal Government has given International Oil Companies (IOCs) a two-week ultimatum to pay outstanding debts to dockworkers employed by stevedoring contractors appointed by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). President-General of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) Comrade Adewale Adeyanju said the directive was issued at a meeting convened …

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NLC Welcomes ILO Director General to Nigeria

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ILO chief meets Buhari on job creation

The International Labour Organisation said on Thursday it looked forward to the implementation of the job creation policies of the Nigerian Government. ILO’s Director-General, Guy Ryder, disclosed at a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja that the organisation had worked with Nigeria’s Ministry of Labour on employment policies for …

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Minimum wage: Nigerian workers unfairly treated, says Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, has called on organised labour to challenge political leaders to ensure that state resources meet the needs of workers and other Nigerians. Oshiomhole made the call in Abuja at a reception in honour of the Director-General, International Labour Organisation, Mr …

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Labour warn against staggered implementation of minimum wage

  Organised Labour made up of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has written the federal government warning against staggered implementation of the new national minimum wage, describing it as divisive and catastrophic. Labour is also concerned about the stalemate in the negotiation between the …

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