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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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Nigerian union orders Total fuel depot strike over sackings

    The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers ordered on Thursday a strike at Total fuel truck depots across the OPEC member nation in protest against sackings. “We have stopped the operation of Total. We are at the table with Total discussing the situation of the workers,” ...

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Lagos targets 900,000 jobs by 2019

  The Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) on Friday distributed offer letters to some of the beneficiaries of the pilot scheme of the N25 billion Employment Trust Fund (ETF), with a pledge to create at least 300, 000 direct and 600, 000 indirect jobs ...

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LSETF to Select 1,000 Beneficiaries as Pilot Phase Reaches Advance Stage

The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) has now reached an advanced stage in the selection of a minimum of 1,000 beneficiaries in the pilot stage of its loan scheme. From this week, successful beneficiaries will be contacted to accept loan offer letters indicating the terms and conditions guiding the ...

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N-Power verification of 200,000 graduates completed in 13 states, more forthcoming

  As the Federal Government prepares to commence the payment of monthly stipends to the 200,000 graduates engaged under the N-Power job creation programme of the Buhari administration, 13 states of the federation have now submitted verified lists of the graduates and more expected later this week. Disclosing this on ...

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NAICOM calls on Minister of Labour to intervene to stop strike action by Union

In a bid to end the ongoing industrial action by the staff of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), under the auspices of the amalgamated Union of public corporations, Civil Service Technical Recreational Services Employment (AUPCTRE), the commission have called on the Honorable Minister of Labour and Employment to intervene on ...

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