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Strike: FG threatens to stop salaries of SSANU, NASU members

Written by on 12 February 2021

The Federal Government has threatened to stop the salaries of non-teaching workers of universities for embarking on an indefinite strike. Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen Chris Ngige noted that Section 43 of the Trade Dispute Act 2004 and the International Labour Organisation (ILO) statutes permit the government to stop the salaries of workers when […]

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Ngige Anticipates End To Strike As FG, ASUU Resume Negotiations

Written by on 23 December 2020

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, is hopeful that the ongoing strike by university lecturers will soon be called off. He made the remark on Tuesday as the Federal Government resumes negotiations with the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to end the industrial action that has crippled academic activities […]

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Doctors begin nationwide strike

Written by on 8 September 2020

National Association of Residents Doctors (NARD), on Monday began a nationwide strike. But the Federal Government directed them to return to work because it had met six of their eight demands. Our correspondents, who went round some hospitals, reported that NARD members, including those in the frontline of the battle against COVID-19, complied with their […]

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Minimum wage: FG suspends salary review

Written by on 12 February 2020

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, has said the Federal Government will no longer review workers’ salaries as earlier promised, Ngige said wage review had been put on hold. The acting Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan, had said that the FG would ensure that all states […]

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FG, Organized labour finally reach agreement on minimum wage – Keyamo

Written by on 18 October 2019

The Federal Government and organised labour on Thursday finally agreed on the percentage increase on the consequential adjustment in workers’ salaries as a result of the new minimum wage of N30,000. As the meeting reached an advanced stage, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, tweeted from the venue that both parties […]

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Minimum Wage: FG, Labour adjourn meeting yet again

Written by on 17 October 2019

Organized Labour and the Federal Government has yet again failed to reach a conclusion on negotiations over consequential adjustments in workers’ salaries, in lieu of the new minimum wage of N30,000. Despite meeting for about nine hours and the consequential agreement of labour on not declaration of strike yet, no concrete agreement was reached. The […]

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