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Declare your stand on Obi, Atiku, Tinubu — Imeobi tells Ajaero-led NLC

Declare your stand on Obi, Atiku, Tinubu — Imeobi tells Ajaero-led NLC

The Imeobi Igbo Forum, a pan-Igbo grassroots sociocultural organization, has asked the newly elected Comrade Joseph Ajjaero-led leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC to declare their support for any of the presidential candidates of the foremost political parties contesting the 2023 presidential election in the country.

Nigerians have lost faith in us, says NLC

Nigerians have lost faith in us, says NLC

Organised labour, on Monday, lamented that Nigerians had lost Labour, following the botched strike that should have ensued after the federal government increased the price of fuel from N143 to N162 per litre, before the latest hike to N170.

The MoU that ended 5-year labour crisis

The MoU that ended 5-year labour crisis

By Victor Ahiuma-Young The five years old labour crisis that hit the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, which culminated into the breakaway and formation of United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, was finally resolved on Thursday in Abuja, via a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, signed by both camps. Recall that in the wake of the disputed […]

Kyari’s death, lessons to be learned— Labour

Kyari’s death, lessons to be learned— Labour

By Victor Young United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, has said the death of Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mallam Abba Kyari, from coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic complications have provided an avenue for the nation to reflect on its infrastructure, among others. ULC’s President, Joe Ajaero, said this in a letter of condolence to […]

COVID-19: Chinese doctors may worsen our woes, labour warns

COVID-19: Chinese doctors may worsen our woes, labour warns

By Victor Young Organised labour has faulted the Federal Government’s acceptance of China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, CCECC’s sponsored 18 Chinese medical experts to assist the country in the battle against the coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic, despite opposition from various concerned groups including Nigeria Medical Association, NMA. United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, in a statement […]

ULC lauds FG over suspension of hike in electricity tariff

ULC lauds FG over suspension of hike in electricity tariff

By Victor Young United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, has commended the Federal Government over suspension of plans by Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, NERC, to hike electricity tariff from April 1. The union said a hike would have worsened the poverty level and social tension in the country. ULC, in a statement by its President, […]

How NLC leaders’ rivalry crippled nationwide strike — Factional president, Joe Ajaero

How NLC leaders’ rivalry crippled nationwide strike — Factional president, Joe Ajaero

BETWEEN last Wednesday and Friday, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, faction, led by Comrade Ayuba Wabba, and some members of the civil society, allies of the organised labour, went on a nationwide strike to force the Federal Government to reverse the N145 pump price of petrol.The strike did not enjoy the support of the Comrade Joe Ajaero-led faction of NLC or the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, which pulled out at the last minute.In this interview, Ajaero gives an insight into what led to both factions of the NLC going separate ways and how agreements were reached with the Federal Government, among other issues.