Labour/Industrial News

Strike: Labour suspends negotiation with Kogi over murder of unionist

The murder of a prominent Labour leader in Kogi State, Mr Abdulmumini Yakubu by unknown gunmen in Okene area of the state has prompted leaders of the organized trade union to suspend their negotiation with the state government. Prior to the assassination on Thursday, the labour leaders have been negotiating with the representatives of the state government over the prolonged ...

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Gunmen assassinate labour leader, two others in Kogi

Unknown gunmen have assassinated a labour leader identified as Comrade Abdulmumini Yaqub and two others in Okene and Adavi local government areas of the state. Yaqub, who was the chairman of the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) of Secondary Schools in the area, was trailed to his house in Ozuwuya Okene and killed alongside one Mallam Ibrahim Otaru on Wednesday ...

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Reps Leader, Gbajabiamila canvasses higher wages for workers

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila has said Nigerian workers deserve adequate remuneration in view of their contributions to the economy. Gbajabiamila spoke with newsmen after teaching more Senior Secondary School students in their classrooms in his Surulere 1 Federal Constituency. On Friday, the lawmaker taught students topics in Civic Education at Akintan High School, ...

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N760.17b refund: NLC to name indicted governors

WORKERS are angry with governors who blew their state’s share of the N760.17 billion Paris Club loan refund. President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on how states failed to pay salaries despite the huge cash injection has provoked the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). It is threatening to “name and shame” governors who failed to spend the refund on salaries and pension. Besides, ...

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Former Nigeria Airways’ workers protests in Lagos over unpaid N78b entitlements

Former workers of the now moribund Nigeria Airways on Wednesday shutdown activities at the Murtala Muhammed Airport in Lagos over delayed in payment of their entitlements which they estimated to be over N78 billion. Though our correspondent did not get to the venue of the protest on time, organizer told FRONTIERNEWS that the affected demonstrators started their protests at about ...

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Phasing out yellow buses will create more jobs – Ambode

…Promises New Secretariat, Improved Welfare For Labour Union, Workers Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday allayed fears that plans by his administration to phase out the yellow commercial buses, popularly known as Danfo would lead to massive job losses, saying that it would instead create more jobs in the transportation sector.

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New Ondo governor, Akeredolu begs doctors to end strike

By Samuel Faleye, Akure The newly sworn in Governor of Ondo State, Chief Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has appealed to striking health workers and doctors working for the state government to end their industrial action and embrace peace.

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NMA bars members from treating political appointees, others in Kogi

By Sulaiman Achema, Lokoja The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) has directed its members to stop treating commissioners , special advisers and other categories of political appointees in Kogi until further notice.

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NLC laments rising factory shutdown, high cost of living

By Obinna Achi, Awka The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), has lamented the continued closure of factories resulting to job losses and high cost of essential commodities, including food items.

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Textile workers picket Ikeja Electric, lament threat to 5,000 jobs

By Joshua Olalekan, Lagos Members of the National Union of Textile Tailoring and Garment Workers of Nigeria (NUTTGWN) on Tuesday picket the Ikeja Electricity Plc over threat to 5,000 jobs due to disconnection of two textile companies.

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