Labour/Industrial News

‘Over 2.5 million children are malnourished in Northern Nigeria’ – UNICEF

 By Usman Nafada, Gombe   No fewer than 2.5 million children are currently Suffering Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) in Northern Nigeria, the United Nations Fund (UNICEF), has said.   Accordingly, the UNICEF has introduced a short message service (SMS) cell phone reporting system in the management of SAM to fast track the life saving services provided at the implementation sites ...

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NLC demands prosecution of ghost workers, perpetrators

By Samuel Ita, Uyo The Akwa Ibom chapter of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called for the prosecution of all perpetrators of ghost workers syndrome in the nation’s public service.

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South Africa topples Nigeria as Africa’s biggest economy over Naira value slide

By Abimbola Fashakin, Lagos with agency reports South Africa has once again regained its prime position as Africa’s largest economy owing to the continuous slide of the Naira, Nigeria’s currency in the foreign exchange market. According to the influential website, BLOOMBERG, the assessment of the two leading economies is based on Dollar terms and the upward swing of South African ...

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Oyo workers call off 7 months strike over unpaid salaries

By Ismaila Akanji, Ibadan The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), has suspended the seven week indefinite strike it embarked upon against non payment of workers salary and allowances in the state. 

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NUT chairman laments plights of teachers in Bayelsa

 By Samuel Tombra, Yenagoa The national leadership of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), has described the plight of teachers in Bayelsa State as “pitiable and pathetic”.

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Union kicks, seeks reinstatement of sacked Globacom workers

By Abimbola Fashakin, Lagos  The Private Telecommunications & Communications Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PTECSSAN) has called on telecommunication giant, Globacom to reconsider the retrenchment of 54 workers, calling for their recall. 

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NLC hails judiciary for declaring electricity hike illegal

 By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has hailed the judiciary, particularly the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi for declaring as illegal, the 45 per cent tariff increase approved by the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC). 

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Ekiti workers accuses labour leaders of betrayal over strike

By Sunday Aloba, Ado-Ekiti  Civil servants in Ekiti State have accused labour leaders of betraying them by agreeing to a one month pay out of the six months owed them by the state government. 

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Health workers demand Ngige’s sack over comments on strike

By Toyin Durosinlohun, Ilorin  Members of the Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) have called for the sack of the Labour and Employment Minister, Dr Chris Ngige over his comments on the union’s ongoing strike. 

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Edo NUJ chapel flays mass sack in AIT

By Tony Ehighiale, Benin City  The Edo State chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists has flayed the sack of 14 members of staff of the African Independent Television Authority and Raypower. 

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