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TUC Commends FG Over Ogoniland Clean-Up, NNPC Restructuring

• Backs Fight Against Corruption Stories by Sylvester Enoghase  –  Lagos   The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) on Thursday commended the Federal Government over its planned clean-up of oil-polluted Ogoniland, resuscitation of the national carrier and the appointment of new Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). The Congress views these moves as steps in the right ...

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100 Textile Factories Closed Shop In 15years –TGTSSAN

No fewer than 100 textile factories in the country closed shops between year 2000 and now, the President of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (TGTSSAN), Comrade Ambi Karu, has said. Karu, in a chat with our correspondent in Lagos, also said the only surviving garment factory in Nigeria also closed shop recently with about 450 job ...

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NPF, NSITF Contributions To RSAs Hit N91.68m

The National Pension Commission (PenCom) has stated that the transfer of National Provident Fund (NPF) and National Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) Contributions to Members’ RSAs in the first quarter of 2015 is now N91.68m It said that the Commission had in its first quarter of the year received a total of 1,330 applications for the transfer of NSITF contributions ...

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Labour Ministry Charges Workers On Productivity

By Sylvester Enoghase –  Lagos   The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Clement Illoh, has advised workers in the Ministry to see their period in the public service as a period of skill and experience acquisition for self-sustainability and employment generation. He said emotional stress experienced by workers at retirement is a reflection of lack or ...

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TUC, RATTAWU Congratulate New NUJ President

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) and the National Leadership of the Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU) have congratulated comrade Abdulwaheed Odusile, the National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) over his victory at the recent election. TUC, in a statement by its Secretary General, comrade Musa Lawal, said an overview of ...

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CISLAC Tasks Gov On Ways To Reduce Youth Migration

By Chibuzor  Emejor  Abuja Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has tasked President Muhammadu Buhari  led administration to provide better opportunities and enabling environment for Nigerians to stem the increasing tide of irregular migration particularly among the youths who are often trapped on the sea or in the deserts while attempting to enter Europe clandestinely. Executive Director of CISLAC, Auwal ...

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Labour Pickets Stabilini Visinoni Over Unpaid Salaries

Workers under the Construction and Civil Engineering Senior Staff Association (CCESSA) yesterday picketed the company of a renowned billionaire, Dr. Wale Babalakin, Stabilini Visinoni Limited over non-payment of salaries of workers to the tune of N50million. The workers also said their action was also propelled by the company’s refusal to pay their gratuity benefits, severance packages, pension; arrears on the ...

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NLC Tasks NASS On Workers Welfare

By Sylvester Enoghase –  Lagos   The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has expressed hope in the 8th Senate under the watch of Senator Bukola Saraki to be less opaque, less secretive, and one to witness more transparency, more responsiveness to the yearnings and aspirations of the Nigerian people, while also charging the NASS with the responsibility of ...

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NUPENG Gives 21 Days Ultimatum To NNPC, IPMAN, MOMAN Over Unionisation

Rising from its Branch Executive Committee (BEC), the Petrol Station Workers (PSB) branch of NUPENG has issued a 21- Day ultimatum to the managements of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), IPMAN, MOMAN and PEDAN over non-compliance with unionization rights of workers in their organisations. The workers noted in stern words that if the managements do not engage the workers ...

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Don Commends Labour For Entrenching Democracy In Nigeria

By Funmi Falobi  –  Lagos   Vice Chancellor, Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU), Professor Sola Fajana, has commended the efforts of labour unions in ensuring democracy in Nigeria. He said that unions played important roles politically and fought for better wage and improved working condition which Nigerian workers deserve. Fajana said this at a two-day labour relations workshop held in ...

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Instability In Capital Market Impacted Negatively On PFAs –Olejeme

Stories by Sylvester Enoghase Lagos The instability in the capital market and non-payment of salaries are factors that impacted negatively on the performances of Pension Funds Administrators (PFAs), the Board Chairman of Trustfund Pension Plc., Mrs. Ngozi Olejeme has said. Speaking at the 7th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Abuja, Mrs. Olejeme, described 2014 as a stormy year for the ...

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SMEDAN, CAWAN Train 200 Youths, Women In Skills Acquisition

By Chibuzor Emejor  –   Abuja   The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDAN) together with a non-governmental organisation, Community Awareness on Development Network (CAWAN) has concluded plans to flag-off the training of 200 youths and women in various skills acquisition as part of measures to boost job creation in Nigeria. Speaking at the media briefing on Tuesday in Abuja, ...

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Labour Urges Buhari To Recoup N400b Bailout From States’ Monthly Allocations

Group Photograph of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Rivers State with CP Chris Ezike after a meeting on the Union’s 14 days ultimatum to the Police Command to improve security of lives and properties in Port Harcourt recently

By Sylvester Enoghase  / Lagos   Organised Labour, under the aegis of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), has called on President Buhari-led government, through the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, to work out modalities through which the N400billion bailout money will be paid back. NLC’s General Secretary, Comrade Peter Ozo-Eson, while commending ...

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Institute Holds Fair On Employment Opportunities

 By Funmi Falobi  –   Lagos   To stem the tide of unemployment in the country, the Institute for Professional Excellence (P4PE) has concluded plans to hold a two-day career expo for job seekers to interact with prospective employers of labour in the country. Giving an insight into the fair, the lead consultant of the institute, Mr. Joel Omeike, stated that ...

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PwC Named World’s Second Most Attractive Employer For Business Students

PwC has been ranked as the world’s second most attractive employer for business students in Universum’s annual World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking – second only to Google.  The Universum World’s Most Attractive Employer ranking is an annual global survey of business and engineering students from the world’s top academic institutions in the 12 largest economies by GDP. More than 240,000 ...

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ILO, ICA Step Up Collaboration To Promote Co-operatives, Decent Work

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the International Co-operative Alliance   have signed  partnership agreement that marks the beginning of a new and more intense phase of collaboration between the two organisations. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aims to contribute to sustainable development by promoting the role of cooperative enterprises in the context of the post-2015 development agenda. It is ...

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Perm Sec. Call For Elimination Of Child Labour

The Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity Dr. Clement Iloh has called on all parents, guardians including well meaning Nigerians to rise up and defend the future of Nigerian children by ensuring that all forms of child labour in our society are eliminated. Iloh in an interview with Daily Independent stressed the need for all stakeholders in the ...

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Nigeria: How New ILO Standard Can Tackle Informal Economy Trap –Kaigama

By Sylvester Enoghase –  Lagos   Due to the fact that  millions of workers in the country suffer from poor working conditions and a lack of rights at work, the President of Trade Union Congress (TUC) Comrade Bobboi  Bala Kaigama  has called on the Federal Government to take advantage of the  new international labour standard that was adopted by the ...

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NLC Denies Making Presentation To Buhari On Fuel Subsidy Removal

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has denied making any Presentation to President Muhammadu Buhari on fuel subsidy removal. NLC’s President, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, while addressing newsmen on the controversial statement made by the Comrade Joe Ajaero faction said: “We would want to state unequivocally that at no time has any one consulted us on the issue of the removal of ...

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Labour Standards: Protect Rights Of Workers, ASSBIFI Tells FG

First Deputy President of ASSBIFI, Comrade Oyinkan,  addressing workers during the picketing of  Alpha Beta Limited in Lagos recently

By Sylvester Enoghase  –  Lagos   The Association of Senior Staff of Bank and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI) has called on the Federal Government to protect the rights of workers. The association lamented that despite the existence of international labour standards relating to recruitment, national laws in the country, their enforcement often fall short of protecting workers’ rights. ASSBIFI’s Deputy President, ...

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Recall Sacked Workers, Prioritise Good Governance, TUC Tells Wike

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) has called on the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, to recall the sacked 344 lecturers, and others employed at the Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori, since September 2014 by the immediate past administration led by Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi. TUC said the priority of his leadership now should be good governance that would transform the state. ...

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RATTAWU Advises NASS On Oronsanye’s Committee Report

 The Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union of Nigeria (RATTAWU), has called on  the leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives to properly study the recommendations of the Oronsanye Committee, not to be in haste to give it Legislative support. Addressing newsmen in Lagos, RATTAWU’s National President, Comrade Yemisi Bamgboshe, said: “We believe that total support for it ...

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ILO DG Calls For Global Initiative On Future Of Work

By Sylvester Enoghase – Lagos   International Labour Organisation (ILO) Director-General, Guy Ryder, has called for a global debate on the future of work during his opening address to the 104th International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva, Switzerland Ryder , while addressing delegates at the annual ILO Conference, which brings together some 4,000 government, worker and employer representatives in Geneva, said: ...

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Increase Local Production Before Deregulation, PENGASSAN Tells Buhari

Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that the focus of deregulation policy is based on local production rather than importation. The senior staff union argued that if local refining is not increased to meet local demand for petroleum products especially the premium motor spirit (petrol), removing subsidy on ...

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Appoint Competent Ministers – ASCSN

The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to appoint competent persons as Ministers to enable him fulfil his campaign promises to the electorate. In a statement issued in Lagos, the ASCSN National President, Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama, and the Secretary-General, Comrade Alade Bashir Lawal, stated that the advice become necessary because some names ...

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