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  • Disobedience of the Industrial Court's Judgment Lawless and an act of Indiscipline-Comrade Emelieze

    Download 10The disobedience of the National Industrial Court's(NIC) judgment reinstating Comrade Bola Audu as the president of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeri9a(ASCSN) by men and offices of the Nigeria Police Force is a reflection of the lawlessness and indiscipline pervading the Nigerian society.

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    This assertion was made on Thursday by the former chairman of the Oyo state council of the Trade Union Congress(TUC), Comrade Andrew Emelieze.

    ''Some known persons are making use of the men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force to encourage lawlessness and indiscipline. There is an NIC judgment reinstating Comrade Bola Audu as the President of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, but these persons in connivance and conspiracy with the police denied the reinstated president access into the union's secretariat in Abuja, despite the fact that the industrial court's judgment was presented. This is a fall out of the lawlessness and indiscipline that is the trend everywhere in Nigeria today. The police are supposed to protect the lives and properties of innocent citizens, but unfortunately, this is not the case,'' Comrade Emelieze stated.

  • Why We have Deferred Further Strike Action-Oyo Health workers

    Download 5 3 The Medical and Health Workers Union of Nigeria(MHWUN) in Oyo state decided to defer its strike action due to the intervention of the state chairman of the Nigeria Labor Congress(NLC), Comrade Kayode Martins and the Special Adviser on Labor Matters to the state Governor, Comrade Titilola Sodo.

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    This disclosure was made on Thursday by the secretary of the union, Comrade Suraju Alabi.

    ''We were persuaded not to resume the strike action by the NLC chairman, Comrade Kayode Martins and the S.A Labor, Comrade Titltlola Sodo. They appealed to us to be patient, explaining that a committee had been set up by the state government to look into our demands and the committee's report would soon be out. So, let us give them the benefit of the doubt. However, our members were not moved by the promise that the report would be favorable, so, we are patiently waiting for the report,'' Comrade Alabi stated.

  • Why we Dissolved AWDROP Executive-Spokesman

    Download 3 3Download 4 2The Association of Water Well Drilling Rig Owners & Practitioners(AWDROP) mini-congress decided to dissolve its executive as a result of its 11 years in the saddle without elections.

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    This disclosure was made on Thursday in a chat with New Federation, by its spokesman, Mr. Richard Adeyinka.

    ''The mini-congress decided to dissolve the executive because elections have not been conducted in the past 11 years. 

    The dissolution was made at the association's mini-congress, presided over by the National Vice President Engr. Dayo Opeyemi who represented the President, who was unavoidably absent.

    A three-man caretaker committee was set up to run the affairs of the association and, in addition to that, an electoral committee to oversee the conduct of elections for the available executive positions.

    Both committees were given three months to conclude their assignments.

    Members of the three-man care taker committee are the Chairman, Alhaji Umar Isa, Secretary, Muhammad Otokiti and Financial Secretary, Alhaji Supo Bilawu, while the electoral committee has Engr. Dayo Opeyemi as chairman and Ahmad Atana, Engr.Oluwole Adekoya, Abdullahi Taokeek and Segun Onileowo as members, Mr. Ajayi concluded.

  • Economic Hardships-Nigerians have the right to express their displeasure-Comrade Emelieze

    Download 2 5Nigerians must register their displeasure over bad governance, hunger and poverty in the land.

    This assertion was made by a former chairman of the Oyo state council of the Trade Union Congress(TUC), Comrade Andrew Emelieze.

    ''Nigerians have the right to show their displeasure over bad governance, the pervasive hunger and poverty in the land. The hardships being experienced by millions of Nigerians have defied all solutions by the present administration's policies,'' Comrade Emelieze lamented.

     

  • Remain Calm and Law Abiding-Comrade Emelieze to ASCSN members

     

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    Members of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria(ASCSN) in tjhe Ministries Departments and Agencies have been called upon to remain calm and law-abiding.

    This call was made by the former chairman of the Oyo state council of the Trade Union Congress(TUC), Comrade Andrew Emelieze.

    ''Ever since the delay in the delivery of the judgment on the ASCSN leadership crisis matter before the National Industrial Court, members of the association have remained disturbed and worried. However, they should remain ca;lm and law-abiding as we await the decision of the court. The Judiciary still remains the last hope of ordinary Nigerians,'' Comrade Emelieze noted.

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  • NLC/TUC 14 day Ulitmatum a Distraction-Comrade Emelieze

    4402750 tony benn quote middle class labour leaders are recaptured by theThe 14-day ultimatum issued by the Nigeria Labor Congress(NLC) and the Trade Union Congress(TUC) is a ploy to distract Nigerians from the deteriorating situation in the country.

    This assertion was made by the Oyo state council of the TUC, Comrade Andrew Emelieze.

    ''The 14-day ultimatum issued by the NLC and TUC is the result of a conspiracy between the unions and the government to hoodwink workers and Nigerians. Nigerians are not expecting anything from the ultimatum. The leadership of both the NLC and TUC can no longer be trusted. The ultimatum is only a distraction''.

    ''The prayer point in the mouths of millions of Nigerians is for God to intervene in the present situation which is deteriorating on a daily basis,'' Comrade Emelieze stated.

  • NLC/TUC 14 fay Ulitmatum a Distraction-Comrade Emelieze

    The 14-day ultimatum issued by the Nigeria Labor Congress(NLC) and the Trade Union Congress(TUC) is a ploy to distract Nigerians from the deteriorating situation in the country.

    This assertion was made by the Oyo state council of the TUC, Comrade Andrew Emelieze.

    ''The 14-day ultimatum issued by the NLC and TUC is the result of a conspiracy between the unions and the government to hoodwink workers and Nigerians. Nigerians are not expecting anything from the ultimatum. The leadership of both the NLC and TUC can no longer be trusted. The ultimatum is only a distraction''.

    ''The prayer point in the mouths of millions of Nigerians is for God to intervene in the present situation which is deteriorating on a daily basis,'' Comrade Emelieze stated.

  • NLC/TUC 14 fay Ulitmatum a Distraction-Comrade Emelieze

    The 14-day ultimatum issued by the Nigeria Labor Congress(NLC) and the Trade Union Congress(TUC) is a ploy to distract Nigerians from the deteriorating situation in the country.

    This assertion was made by the Oyo state council of the TUC, Comrade Andrew Emelieze.

    ''The 14-day ultimatum issued by the NLC and TUC is the result of a conspiracy between the unions and the government to hoodwink workers and Nigerians. Nigerians are not expecting anything from the ultimatum. The leadership of both the NLC and TUC can no longer be trusted. The ultimatum is only a distraction''.

    ''The prayer point in the mouths of millions of Nigerians is for God to intervene in the present situation which is deteriorating on a daily basis,'' Comrade Emelieze stated.

  • Federal Workers warn on the Non-Payment of outstanding wage Award

    Download 1Federal workers who are yet to receive four months of the Federal Government's announced wage award have warned that it could affect productivity.

    The workers expressed reservations over the hardships and difficulties they were experiencing as a result of the non-payment of the arrears of the wage award.

    ''To start with, the Nigeria Labor Congress and the Trade Union Congress are dead in Nigeria, it is not possible to have functional unions, while workers are being subjected to such horrible  conditions of living because they do not have money. If the government is reluctant to clear the outstanding wage award, this could take its toll on the productivity of the workers. There is a saying that to whom much is given, much is expected, but in this instance nothing has been given. What do you expect?'' they asked.

  • TUC must purge itself of all abnormalities before....-Comrade Emelieze

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    The executives of the Trade Union Congress(TUC) have been called upon to purge the union of all immoralities and abnormalities before the union can commence negotiations for a new national minimum wage on behalf of workers in Nigeria.

    This call was made by a former chairman of the TUC in Oyo state, Comrade Andrew Emelieze.

    One of the prominent and top ranking executives of the TUC is a retired staff member of the Federal Ministry of Labor and Productivity. It is morally wrong and abnormal for a retiree to be among those who will negotiate a new national minimum wage for workers. The retiree is supposed to be a member of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners. The TUC must purge itself of this abnormality before it begins any form of negotiation on behalf of workers in Nigeria, '' Comrade Emelieze stated.

  • Federal Workers Lament the Non-Payment of 4 months N35,000 Wage Award

    Download 24An unspecified number of federal workers in Nigeria have expressed reservations over the payment of only one month of the N35,000 wage award by the Federal Government.

    The workers made their reservations known through a former chairman of the Oyo state council of the Trade Union Congress(TUC) Comrade Andrew Emelieze.

    ''The Federal government promised six months. It only paid for September 2023 and stopped thereafter. As I speak to you October, November and December have only been paid to some workers, while others are yet to be paid. It  will soon be four months that a number of workers have not got the wage award. Even if the government pays today, the purpose of the wage award has already been defeated, it may not at this moment impact positively on the lives of the affected federal workers,''Comrade Emelieze stated.

     

  • Living Wage-Federal Workers Full of Hopes-Comrade Emelieze

    7632318 david gottstein quote a living wage provides the basics of foodFederal workers in Nigeria have expressed hopes that the present administration would soon fix an acceptable living wage to cushion the hardships and sufferings of workers on the land.

    The workers made this known through a former chairman of the Oyo state council of the Trade Union Congress(TUC), Comrade Andrew Emelieze.

    ''Workers in Nigeria are full of  hopes that the Federal Government would soon announce a living wage that would put an end to their sufferings and tales of woes. In this respect, N300,000 is a living wage,''Comrade Emelieze stated.

    He also called on labor leaders to be democratic by embarking on exhaustive consultations before reaching decisions,  adding'' rather than hasty decisions taken by labor bureaucrats without consultations.''

  • I don't have Slaves in my Palace-Oluwo

    Download 5 1The Oluwo of Iwoland, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Abdul Rasheed Akanbi has disclosed that there are no slaves in his palace in Iwo, Osun state, Nigeria.

    Oba Akanbi made this disclosure recently in a lecture titled CONSTITUTIONAL ROLES FOR ROYAL FATHERS at the Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers' Union of Nigeria(RATTWU) Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo state(BCOS) chapter, Oyo state, Nigeria.

    ''I don't have slaves in my palaces, all those in my palace receive monthly salaries,'' Oba Akanbi stated.

    In his remarks, the RATTAWU chairman, Comrade Kolapo Carew,  expressed gratitude to God for protecting members of the union all through the year, adding, ''our governor paid our Christmas salaries on the 14th of December. He has also paid the wage award, and he will soon pay the 13th month salaries.''

    However, federal workers have lamented the stoppage of the N35,000 wage award.

    The workers made this known through a former chairman of the Trade Union Congress(TUC) in Oyo state, Comrade Andrew Emelieze.

    ''Salaries have remained the same while prices of goods and services have tripled within this period. We are surprised to note that the meager 35,000 naira wage award grudgingly given to the federal workers by the federal government to cushion the effects of the economic crisis caused by the subsidy removal has been stopped. The federal government paid only one month out of the six months promised. ''

    ''We, the federal government workers feel betrayed by the federal government. Our employer has been very unfair and unfaithful to us. We have not been treated as if we matter. We are citizens, we are not beggars, and we are supposed to be worthy of a fair wage. We, the federal workers, feel cheated. ''

     

  • Government should account for workers' housing funds deducations-Comrade Emelieze

    98a1e560d171186cdd4780cd0022a5b3The Federal Government has been called upon to account for the deductions of the National Housing Fund from workers' salaries.

    This call was made by a former chairman of the Oyo state council of the Trade Union Congress(TUC), Comrade Andrew Emelieze.

    ''The National Housing Funds deductions from the salaries of workers has been non-functional as workers do not have access to the loans as a result of the stringent conditions attached to the loans. The government should account for the deductions, otherwise the widespread feeling is that the NHF is a ploy to swindle workers of their hard-earned money,''Comrade Emelieze stated.

    Similarly, the N35,000 wage award  cannot solve the problems workers are presently experiencing.

    This assertion was made by a former chairman of the National Union of Allied Health Professionals(NUAHP) University College Hospital(UCH)Ibadan, Nigeria, Comrade Olusegun Sotiloye.

    There is no way that N35,000 can alleviate the sufferings of workers. It is a drop in the ocean. How can N35,000 be enough for one using a car and buying 10 litres at N600.00 per litre, calculate the cost of this for one week. What about workers without cars, they spend as much as N2,000 per day on transportation. N35,000 is not enough to take care of transportation. The wage award is a good gesture, but it is not what will solve the myriad of problems brought about by the fuel subsidy removal, Comrade Sotiloye stated.

  • 2024 Budget-Govt ought to make provision for New national Minimum Wage-Comrade Emelieze

    Wage 1The Federal Government ought to make provision for a new national minimum wage in the 2024 appropriation bill presented to both chambers of the National Assembly. 

    This assertion was made by a former chairman of the Oyo state council of the Trade Union Congress(TUC), Comrade Andreww Emelieze.

    ''It is disturbing that the details of the 2024 appropriation bill were not made public, but the Federal Government ought to make provision for a new national minimum wage in the bill, if it is truly sensitive to the difficulties and hardships Nigerians are passing through. As at today, the N35,000 wage award cannot buy a bag of rice. In addition, the government has only paid the wage award once since it commenced payment to federal workers,'' Comrade Emelieze stated.

    Similarly, health workers in Nigeria have expressed the hopes that their new salary scale would be included in the 2024 budget.

    The health workers made this known through a member of the National Executive Council(NEC) of the Non-Academic Staff Union and Associated Institutions(NASU) Comrade Kehinde Abiona, who is also the chairman of the union in the University College Hospital(UCH)Ibadan, Nigeria.

    ''It is somehow disheartening that the reviewed CONHESS and CONMESS are yet to be implemented. The approved salary scale for health workers took effect from June 1st, 2023, but financially nothing has happened. We hope that the renewed hope agenda will not leave behind harmony in the health sector,'' Comrade Abiona concluded.

  • Federal workers lament delays in salary payments

    WageWorkers in Federal Ministries, Departments, and Agencies(MDA) have expressed reservations over the delay in the payment of their monthly salaries.

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    The workers lamented that they had received just a month's wage award of N35,000.

    ''We received last month's salaries in the second week. Up till this moment, most workers in the MDAs are yet to receive their October salaries. It is disturbing considering the very high cost of living. We are worried and we feel that the government is torturing us. In addition, we have only received the September wage award of N35,000, and October is yet to be paid,'' the workers lamented.

     

  • Brutalization of NLC President has Exposed Government-Comrade Emelieze

     The physical brutalization of the President of the Nigeria Labor Congress, Comrade Joe Ajaero has exposed the positive disposition of Those-in-Authority toward lawlessness, criminality, and violent crimes.
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    This assertion was made by a former chairman of the Oyo state council of the Trade Union Congress(TUC), Comrade Andrew Emelieze.

    ''The brutal attack on the President of the Nigeria Labor Congress, Comrade Joe Ajaero is incontrovertible evidence of the involvement of the government in collaboration with law enforcement agencies and hoodlums in the longstanding lawlessness, criminality and violent crimes in a number of states and the the Federal Republic of Nigeria over the years and in the present time. It is a very sad narrative,'' Comrade Emelieze lamented.

  • Workers yet to receive September Salaries-Federal Workers Forum

    Govt 18The Federal workers forum has expressed reservations over the delay in the payment of the September salaries of public and civil servants in Nigeria.

    The forum in a press statement signed by its National Coordinator, Comrade Andrew Emelieze, also stated that the Federal Government ought to be very sensitive to the difficulties and hardships Nigerians are passing through.

    ''Workers in the Ministries, Departments and Agencies are yet to receive their September salaries i the middle of difficulties, hardships and tales of woes. The Federal Government is supposed to be sensitive to the plight of Nigerians and wear a human face.', the statement concluded.

  • Workers in Construction sites should shun Illicit Substances-Women Safe House

    Work 1Workers in construction sites across Nigeria have been advised to shun illicit substances to avoid unpleasant circumstances.
    This advice was given on Wednesday by Mrs Omobolanle Adedeji at a one day sensitization on GENDER BASED VIOLNECE, HIV/AIDS AND CODE OF CONDUCT, organized by the Women  Safe House Sustenance Initiative for the workforce of the Ibadan Urban Flood Management Project(IURMP) in Ibadan, Nigeria.
    ''If you break the law, the government  will prosecute you. All workers in construction sites are prohibited from taking alcohol or illicit substances. If you are in possession  of illegal drug and someone  reports you, and your employer comes in and discovers it in you , it is an offence and the NDLEA will step in. And if the evidence is heavier than your story, you will go to jail,'' Mrs Adedeji stated.
    She also  harped on the dangers of violent behaviour, stressing, ''fighting is not allowed in offices and construction sites.
    ''Do not physically harrass your co-worker. Stealing is prohibited. Also, the possession of harmful and illegal drugs is prohibited, Mrs. Adedeji concluded.
    In her remarks, an official of IURFMP, Mrs. Bola Dada maintained that all employees signed the same code of conduct, adding, '' we have had several issues. The company has the responsibility that we conduct ourselves well. If you don't comply with the code of conduct you will not go free.''

  • Workers in Nigeria are Bitter, Unhappy and Sad-Former Oyo NASU Chairman

    WagesWorkers in Nigeria are bitter, unhappy and sad as a result of the insensitivity of the governments at all levels.
    This was the submission of the former chairman of the Non-Academic Staff Union  and Associated Institutions(NASU) in Oyo state, Comrade Fatoki Olusola-Cole.
    ''Workers in Nigeria are bitter, we are not happy, we are sad. Governments at all levels have made life more miserable for us through their wicked deeds. The government at all levels  have succeeded in bastardizing everything in the country. History will make a better judgment of all of us either good or bad. The wicked will never escape the judgment of God wherever they run to,'' Comrade Olusoal-Cole stated.
    In a related development, the chairman of the Oyo state council of the Trade Union Congress(TUC), Comrade Bosun Olabiyi has expressed reservations over the poor salaries of workers in the state.
    Comrade Olabiyi made his views known on Monday in his address at the 2023 Workers' Day celebration with the theme,''Workers'Rights and Socio-Economic Justice in Ibadan, Nigeria.
    ''Wages are too low to cater for our immediate needs and employers have at most times put themselves in a kingly position of taking it or leaving it. Workers have the right to be heard. It is the right of workers to express themselves. I call on the state government to respect agreements. When workers are allowed to speak, they will be able to protect their rights.''
    In his remarks, the chairman of the state council of the Nigeria Labor Congress, Comrade(Pastor) Kayode Martins  stressed the need for a living wage for workers to enhance productivity, adding,''the minimum wage of N30,000 ought to have been reviewed upwards for workers to have a good life.''