Lawyers Advocate Increased Mediation In Labour Cases

Ayuba Waba, Labour Leader Some lawyers on Friday in Abuja stressed the need for increased mediation and reconciliation in labour cases in line with the new National Industrial Court Civil Procedure Rules, 2017. The lawyers, who spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that increased mediation would promote harmony in…

Gov Ishaku bans protests by labour unions in Taraba

Labour unions in Taraba State and Gov Darius Ishaku may be poised for a showdown over the ban on protests and demonstrations announced by the governor on Saturday. The Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Mr Illiya Bekyu made the announcement in Jalingo, on behalf of Ishaku. But Mr Peter Gambo, the Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress……

Obaseki tasks Pensions Fund Administrators on quality service delivery

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki Meeting With Pensions Administrators   Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has assured the Pensions Fund Managers of his administration’s support in ensuring quality service delivery to Edo State workforce who are currently keying into the Contributory Pension Scheme. Godwin Obaseki who recently engaged the services of about 15 Pensions…

Labour shuts down Arik Airlines operations

Arik Airline: one of Nigeria’s airlines The United Labour Congress (ULC) and the Nigeria Pilots and Engineers union on Tuesday shut the offices of Arik Airlines, due to the inability of the airline to pay its workers for seven months. The Acting Chairman of ULC, Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, said in a telephone interview in Lagos…

You mustn’t join us before fighting corruption – PACAC tells Labour leaders

The Presidential Advisory Committee on Corruption, PACAC, has taken a swipe at the Organised Labour for demanding to be included in the advisory committee on the fight against corruption. The acting Secretary of the Trade Union Congress, TUC, Simeso Amachree, had called for members of the organised labour be incorporated into the committee. This call…

Amosun, labour leaders in closed-door meeting over strike threat

The Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun is holding a closed-door meeting with representatives of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Trade Union Congress, TUC, and the National Joint Negotiating Council, JNC, over the recent threat by the state’s workers to embark on strike. The meeting is holding in the inner chamber of the Governor’s office…

FG Rejects US Report On Child Labour

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, has rejected the report of United States Department of Labour that blacklisted the nation as “engaging in Child soldiering” due to Boko Haram activities in the country. Ngige made the country’s position known when he received representatives of the department led by Mr. Marlin Hardinger in…

PDP, Labour, UPN seek cancellation of Ogun LG poll

  A factional Chairman of the PDP in Ogun, Hon. Sikirulai Ogundele, and his Labour Party counterpart, Mr Abayomi Arabambi, have called for the cancellation of Saturday’s local government poll. Ogundele and Arabambi made the call in Abeokuta while reacting to the conduct of the election into the 20 local government councils and the 37…

Fuel scarcity looms as PENGASSAN threatens to resume strike

Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, has threatened to resume its suspended strike if the federal government refuses to enforce the implementation of an agreement reached among the tripartite partners in the industry. This was contained In a letter addressed to the Minister of Labour and Productivity dated August 22, 2016…