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Union hails FG for addressing high number of ‘Expatriates’

The National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) has commended the Federal Government for tackling the influx of expatriates in the country.

NUFBTE President, Comrade Lateef Oyelekan, was quoted as saying that prior to the election of President Muhammadu Buhari, the country was bedeviled with influx of foreigners, who disguised as expatriates to corner the scanty jobs meant for Nigerians, thereby making more competent Nigerians second class citizens.

Labour commends Buhari for rescinding proposed tariff increase on alcohol, tobacco

The National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for suspending the proposed tariff hike on locally produced alcohol and tobacco products.

The union said that the suspension of the initial plan by the Federal Government to increase excise tariff by more than 500% on spirits, wines and tobacco products saved over 165,000 jobs.

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.

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.

La Casera defies court order, refuses to recall sacked workers

The La Casera Company has flaunted the courts order to recall 700 workers it sacked, one week after the National Industrial court ruled that the company should call back the sacked workers.

Mike Olanrewaju, Head of Education Department, National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE) confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The company had dismissed 700 workers on September 14th based on what it described as an invasion of its premises by “hoodlums.”

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).

La Casera shuts down firm, lays off 700 workers

Hundreds of workers of the La Casera Soft drinks company staged a protest on Monday in front of the company’s premises in Amuwo Odofin section of Mile-2, Lagos as company officials said they have sacked all employees for what they described as an invasion of its premises by “hoodlums.”

The workers say the trouble started when they tried to form a union to protect their rights. The Senior Assistant General Secretary of the National Union of Food, Beverage, and Tobacco Employees, Mike Olanrenwaju, said that they made overtures to engage the company but were rebuffed.