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FG to review tariff increase on locally produced alcohol – Labour Minister

The Federal Government will review the recent excise duty increase on locally produced alcohol, according to Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour.

In a statement signed by the ministry’s Director of Press, Samuel Olowokere on Friday in Abuja, while receiving members of the National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Joint Employers and Workers Association on a Save Our Soul (SOS) mission, the minister said the Federal Government will review the newly introduced 500% excise duty on locally produced alcohol beverages.

AFBTE, NUFBTE call on FG to rescind new excise duty rate increase on alcohol, tobacco set for June

Stakeholders in the food, beverage and tobacco sub-sector have called on the Federal Government to suspend its proposed increase on excise duty rates on alcoholic beverages and tobacco products which is set to go into effect on June 4, 2018.

The group said that it was with deep regret that the government was making plans to raise the excise duty rates at a time industry producers were experiencing declining volumes and contracting margins, noting that the effect of absorbing the cost of the new excise duty regime would be over-whelming on industry players.

Labour Decries Expatriate Quota Abuse

Organised Labour has denounced the federal government’s failings to stop expatriate quota abuse by multinationals.

While speaking at the inauguration of the National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) newly built Kwara-Kogi-Niger Branch Union Secretariat in Ilorin, President of NUFBTE, Lateef Oyelekan, said that the government’s failure to act decisively has compounded unemployment in the country.

“Our government should take this issue of expatriate quota abuse seriously and take a decision that will be beneficial to the country just as the government of Ghana has done,” he said.

La Casera relaunches its famous Apple drink

The La Casera Company, a leading soft drinks firm in the country has relaunched its eponymous Apple drink – La Casera Apple drink, a favourite among the youths.

The reintroduction of the brand received endorsements from the regulatory agencies including the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), as well as from the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN), distributors and consumers at the event which held at the Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday.

FG assures manufacturers of access to FX

President Muhammadu Buhari have assured manufacturers in the country of access to foreign exchange in order to head-off job losses. The president gave the directive to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to prioritize foreign exchange availability in favour of manufacturers.

CWAY accused of maintaining unhygienic work environment leading to spread of Hepatitis B

CWAY Group Nigeria Limited, a food and beverage manufacturer of purified water, fruit-based milk drinks, and fruit juices, among others has been accused by its workers of maintaining an unhygienic work environment which has led to the spread of Hepatitis B among some of its workers.

NUFBTE commissions second phase of Food Union Hotels amid pomp

The National Union of Food Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) celebrated the commissioning of the second phase of the Food Union Hotels and Suites, on August 12, 2016 in Ojodu-Berger, Lagos State.

The project which was conceived by NUFBTE was officially commissioned by Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, alongside the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Dr. Ayuba Wabba.

La Casera recalls 700 sacked workers, says union

The National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees, (NUFBTE) on Friday said that La Casera Company has rehired the 700 workers it sacked in September.

The head of Education Department of NUFBTE, Mike Olarenwaju, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Mr. Olarenwaju said the management of La Casera met with the union members to resolve the dispute and that the workers had been asked to start work.

Court bars La Casera from terminating worker’s employment over unionization

The Lagos Division of the National Industrial Court has granted an ex-parte injunction restraining the management of La Casera Soft drinks or anyone acting on their behalf from terminating the employment of its workers for wanting to join the National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE).