Electricity tariff: NLC condemns NERC inaction, threatens strike

a image showing a site that added to increased electricity generation

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) condemned the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) inaction on the plan by DISCOs to hike electricity tariff in the country. Mr Ayuba Wabba, the NLC President on Tuesday in Abuja made the call in a statement titled: “Increase in Electricity Tariff by Abuja DISCOs – a taunting of the will of the Nigerian people gone too far”. Wabba said that the organised labour would mobilise Nigerian workers to resist the increase in electricity tariff by the Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC), effective from Sept. 1.…

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Minimum Wage: Costs of FG and Labour Unions Negotiation Deadlock

Some member of NLC protesting over new minimum wage

The controversy trailing the new minimum wage approval by the federal government late last year is something that need not be an issue. But for the fact that both parties failed to negotiate properly during the meetings that result in the N30,000 wage. Realistically, shabby preparation is synonymous with Nigeria for virtually everything the government does. From budget preparation to preparing for the Olympics, the country always waits for the last minute to do things properly. For instance, the 2019 general elections postponed for two weeks because of failure of…

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