Tag: TUC

TUC says Federal Government ‘has no mercy for poor people’

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has reacted to the planned increase of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) popularly known as petrol following rise in the price of crude oil to $60 per barrel. In a statement titled ‘Why are you always quick to tell us about rise in crude price?’ the[Read More…]

Federal Government reschedule meeting with the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress

The Federal Government has rescheduled the meeting with the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress to discuss the economy to Tuesday. The parley would hold at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, announced[Read More…]

ULC Makes Good on Promised Strike, Effect Remains Minimal

The United Labour Congress has delivered on its planned strike, despite the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, the Trade Union Congress, TUC, and others calling its bluff. The ULC on Monday, Sept. 18, commenced its nationwide strike to press its 11 demands from the Federal Government. The union had threatened to[Read More…]

Trade Union Congress Wants Gov’t To Evacuate Nigerians From South Africa

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has urged the Federal Government to put modalities in place to evacuate Nigerians in South Africa, following the Xenophobic attack. The TUC spoke against the attack in a statement signed by its President, Bobboi Kaigama and General-Secretary, Musa-Lawal Ozigi in Lagos on Monday. The two[Read More…]

NLC, TUC, NUPENG Oppose Planned Sale of National Assets

Organised labour has warned the Federal Government to reject the recommendations to sell the country’s assets, specifically its shares in the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company Limited and the aviation industry. The Nigeria Labour Congress, Trade Union Congress of Nigeria and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers,[Read More…]

TUC Explains Why Embarking On Strike With NLC Over Petrol Hike Was Not Neccessary

Jalingo – Mr Bobboi Kaigama, the President of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), on Sunday said the union shunned the ongoing strike by Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in the best interest of Nigerians. Kaigama said this in Jalingo in an interview with newsmen. He said that the country’s economy[Read More…]

Reuben Abati Explains The Politics That Kicked Against Deregulation When Jonathan Tried It

This thing called democracy, particularly the Nigerian brand, never ceases to throw up new and intriguing lessons about the relationship between government and the people, and the larger, complex socio-political environment. I had gone to Lagos on an assignment in the last two days of the year 2011, when around[Read More…]

Kwara NLC Declares Strike, Orders Workers To Stay Indoors

Kwara state branch of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Tuesday ordered the workers and residents of the state to stay indoors as from this Wednesday despite the court order that restrained the national leadership of the NLC from embarking on strike over the alleged refusal of the federal government[Read More…]

NLC, TUC Resolve To Shut Down Nigeria Wednesday Over Fuel Hike

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) yesterday resolved to join forces with the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to mobilise Nigerian workers to shut down the whole country starting from next week Wednesday should the federal government fail to reverse the recent hike in the price of petrol from N86.50 to N145[Read More…]

Civil Servants In Kaduna Sunned Their Offices In Protest Against New Verification Exercise

Civil servants in Kaduna State have shunned their offices in protest against the new verification exercise introduced by the state government mandating them to indicate if they want to be part of a labour union or not. In their hundreds, they converged on the state NLC secretariat on Wednesday with[Read More…]