INTERNATIONAL Labour Organisation, ILO, has raised alarm over rising global youth unemployment as well as poverty rate among working youth, lamenting that incidence of unemployment among youth in Northern Africa remains elevated at 29.3 per cent in 2016, representing the second highest rate across all regions.Read More
ONE of the challenges facing Nigeria as a nation is that she is a country of laws but not under the law. We have very laudable policies and laws, without the political will to implement the policies and enforce the laws. A media report has revealed that the Federal Government has not been remitting the
RECENTLY, Trusftfund Pensions TFP, Plc, held its annual employers’ forum across the country to keep employers who are their customers abreast with the developments in the pensions industry and get feedbacks from them among others.Read More
IN line with global trends in the pursuit of sustainable preventive Occupational Safety and Health culture, the Federal Government through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has inaugurated the National Tripartite Technical Committee on the Development of the first National Occupational Safety and Health profile in Nigeria.Read More
Unions affiliated to IndustriALL Global Union, in Nigeria are seeking engagement with Dangote Group over the unionsiation of its member companies in Nigeria. They however, commended the President of the group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, for his drive towards industrialisation of African continent.Read More
The question we should be asking ourselves is, why are we not getting it right? We are not getting results because we are not doing the right things. Let me repeat myself again, we are looking for a microwave solution to a problem that requires a far more robust and fundamental approach. The first thing we must realise as a country is that employment comes from meaningful inclusive and consistent growth. Now when you look at the state of our economy particularly, in the last three to four years, we have not really posted meaningful growth. Even in time past, when Nigeria was posting an average of 6 percent and 7.5 percent Gross Domestic Product, GDP growth rate, it did not result into meaningful employment. That was why I said earlier that what we require is sustainable and inclusive growth.Read More
BETWEEN last Wednesday and Friday, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, faction, led by Comrade Ayuba Wabba, and some members of the civil society, allies of the organised labour, went on a nationwide strike to force the Federal Government to reverse the N145 pump price of petrol.The strike did not enjoy the support of the Comrade Joe Ajaero-led faction of NLC or the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, which pulled out at the last minute.In this interview, Ajaero gives an insight into what led to both factions of the NLC going separate ways and how agreements were reached with the Federal Government, among other issues.Read More
WEDNESDAY, January 20, 2016, stakeholders in the Maritime sector met with officials of the Ministry of Transportation, Abuja, to discuss the vexed issue of Tally Clerks and On-Board Gangway Security men.Read More
FEW days ago, the Director-General of the National Pension Commission, PenCom, Mrs. Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, led other top management staff of the commission to an interactive session with a cross section of journalists in Lagos.Read More
Agents of government have resumed their push for the use of pension fund to finance infrastructure development in the country.
The latest of such push came from Minister Power, Works and Housing; Babatunde Fashola that the nation’s Pension Fund be used for infrastructural development in Nigeria.
ON Monday, January 25, the Alhaji Hassan Sunmonu-led Reconciliatory Committee, RC, took a major step towards resolving the leadership crisis rocking the NLC by appointing a seven-man panel to address the issue of parallel executives in the 36 states and Abuja.Read More
THIS is the concluding part of Labour Vanguard’s interview with Mr Joe Ajaero, General Secretary of the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, wherein he spoke on the power distribution companies, DISCOs, and who he said are shortchanging Nigerians. The second part was published earlier. In this, Ajaero speaks on, among others, issues of
THE out gone year, 2015, was a year Nigerian workers and, indeed, labour movement will not forget in a hurry. It was a year the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, that prides itself as the largest umbrella body of workers in Africa, assaulted the principles of trade unionism, dishonoured and disrespected the spirit of its founding fathers.Read More
EVEN when Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, is battling to address close to N3 billion housing project scam involving it and Christon-Lally, another housing project fraud has hit the labour movement.Read More
James Imoyera, is the Assistant General Secretary, AGS, in charge of Education and Labour Migration in the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC). In this interview with Labour Vanguard, he speaks on the challenges facing the Nigerian migrants, why they are abused among others.Read More