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Labour berates NHIS boss over alleged Interferance in union affairs

Orgnaised Labour under the umbrella of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has berated the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Professor Usman Yusuf, for allegedly “going underground to sponsor faceless individuals to be parading themselves as Unit Officers of the Association in the Organization”.  ...

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NUPENG Drivers Arm Suspends Industrial Action

The Petroleum Tanker Drivers arm of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has suspended its ongoing strike. The NUPENG President, Igwe Achese, made the announcement after an extensive meeting between the group and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Monday in Abuja. At the meeting, the ...

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Create 40million jobs by 2030 to reduce poverty reduction World bank urges Nigeria

Nigeria needs to create 40-50 million more productive and higher-income jobs by 2030 to support its booming population, poverty reduction and inclusive growth, the World Bank has found. The bank called on Nigeria to skill-up its population, focus on agriculture and establish effective social safety nets to support the more ...

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Aero disengages 60% of workers

Up to 60 percent of workers of the distressed airline Aero may have been laid off following dwindling operations by the airline which is the oldest in the country. Findings show workers, more than 1000, were issued letters of redundance this week in moves to reduce operational costs. In a ...

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Labour frowns at alleged plan to sack 3,500 workers

Organised Labour under the aegis of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has frowned at alleged plan by the Federal Government to  sack 3,500 public servants “under the guise that their appointments were irregular and unauthorized”. A statement issued by ASCSN Secretary-General, Comrade Alade Bashir Lawal, in Lagos ...

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TUC condemn fare increase on BRT and LAGBUS

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC). on Tuesday condemned  increment in transport fare of BRT and LAGBUS buses approved by the Lagos State Government and announced on Monday by the managing Director of Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA) Mr. Abiodun Dabiri . A statement signed by TUC Chairman, ...

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Labour faults minister’s threat to invoke ‘no work no pay’ clause

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has criticized reported threat by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige to outlaw warning strike and to  invoke the clause of “no work no pay” in the  event of the use of  warning strike in the future. NLC General Secretary, Dr Peter ...

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Organised Labour vows to shut down NHIS offices

Chris Ngige, Minister for Labour Organised Labour under the platform of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has vowed to shut down the offices of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) throughout the country including the Federal Capital Territory Abuja “unless the management of the NHIS within 21 days, ...

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Global unemployment to rise by 3.4 million in 2017, says ILO

The global unemployment rate is expected to rise modestly from 5.7 to 5.8 per cent in 2017 representing an increase of 3.4 million in the number of jobless people, says  a new International Labour Oeganisation ( ILO)  report. According to ILO, the  number of unemployed persons globally in 2017 is ...

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