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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

NLC’s President, comrade Ayuba Wabba

NLC Denies Making Presentation To Buhari On Fuel Subsidy Removal

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 […]

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

Labour Standards: Protect Rights Of Workers, ASSBIFI Tells FG

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]