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Creation of decent, productive jobs, bulwark against external shocks – Chuma-Mkandawire

Creation of decent, productive jobs, bulwark against external shocks – Chuma-Mkandawire

Ms. Sinanzeni Chuma-Mkandawire, Director, International Labour Organization (ILO) Country Office for Nigeria, Gambia, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, has called on the Government of African countries to take advantage of…

Lack of gas constraints power reforms, says BPE

• Tells labour, Nigerians to be patient   By Sylvester Enoghase  -  Senior Correspondent   The Director General, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) Mr. Benjamin Dikki has declared that the…

How to avoid industrial crisis, by Wogu

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Emeka Wogu has stated that the un-procedural declaration of redundancy by employers of Labour without wider consultations with the workers’ representatives triggers industrial crisis…

CGS will build human resources for Nigeria’s growth, says Gbeneol

By Svlester Enoghase   –  Snr. Correspondent, Lagos   The Senior Special Assistant to the President on MDGs, Dr. Precious Kalamba Gbeneol has declared that the Conditional Grants Scheme (CGS)…

ICT plays important role in job creation, says Akpabio

Mrs. Edobong Akpabio, the Publicity Secretary of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA)’s Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW) has wants the three tiers of government in the country to  increase focus…

Ajaero urges labour, activist to invest in capacity building

The Deputy President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), comrade Joe Ajaero has called on the organised labour and right activist in the country to invest in human capacity building…

MHWUN to mobilise members on Ebola

Concerned about the current outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in some parts of West Africa, and Nigeria in particular, the Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), has…

Elimination of forced labour ‘ll curb insecurity, says Lawal

Elimination of forced labour ‘ll curb insecurity, says Lawal

Comrade Musa Lawal, the Secretary General of Trade Union Congress (TUC), has pointed out that eliminating child labour in transition and developing economies could generate economic benefits nearly seven times…

CDWR urges FMC to meet demands of striking health workers

The Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights (CDWR) has called on the management of Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Bayelsa State to meet the demands of the striking workers without…

ERC workers, students to be vigilant over LASU fees

The Education Rights Campaign (ERC) has called on the students and workers of Lagos State University to remain vigilant over the recent reversal of the astronomically hiked fees by Governor…

2015: NLC to revitalise Labour Party for workers

By Svlester Enoghase   /  Snr. Correspondent, Lagos   Efforts by the labour movement to take control of democratic governance of the country was concluded at the weekend as the…

LDCs should focus on decent work – ILO

As part of global discussions on the post-2015 development agenda, recent ILO research report has called on the world’s 48 least developed countries (LDCs) to focus on jobs, decent work…

SPN tasks FG, others on vaccine production

The Socialist Party (SPN) has called on the Federal Government and other governments of West African Countries to deploy resources into investment in research and production of vaccines into meeting…

Properly implemented policies will trigger investments in gas to power, says Opara

Properly implemented policies will trigger investments in gas to power, says Opara

National president, Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC), Comrade Engineer Bede Opara, who was at the recent International Labour Conference (ILC), organized by the International Labour Organisation…

Japanese envoy to speak on women empowerment at LCCI forum

The Chief Representative of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Mr. Tetsuo Seki, will on Thursday this week speak on ways of empowering women and how to exploit international linkages…

Good labour, human resource practices protect bank’s reputation, says ASSBIFI

The Association of Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI) has stated that the recent directive by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) for banks, discount houses and…

Pillay, Ryder call for commitment on implementation of indigenous peoples’ right

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, and Director-General of International Labour Organisation (ILO), Guy Ryder, have called for a renewed commitment of the UN Declaration on…

Bridge expatriate, Nigerian gap in construction industry, Etafo tells Govt.

Bridge expatriate, Nigerian gap in construction industry, Etafo tells Govt.

The National President of Construction and Civil Engineering Senior Staff Association (CCESSA), Comrade Augustine Etafo has called on the Federal Government to urgently intervene in the influx of expatriates into …

WACSOF appoints Rafsanjani acting secretary general

The West Africa Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) has appointed Mr. Auwal Ibrahim Musa (Rafsanjani) as new acting secretary general to the Forum The appointment of Rafsanjani, the Executive Director of…

Why ILO, WHO team up to improve working conditions for health workers

Following  a worldwide estimated three million incidents of sharps injuries that  happen in work places every year, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have teamed…

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