Thursday August 28th, 2014
Thursday August 28th, 2014
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Retirement is enjoyable if planned — Ishola

  /   in Labour 12:48 am   /   Comments

Pix: A Protest by Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Lagos state, on non payment of Pensioners arrears and gratuities by Lagos state Government, at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

Alhaji Olanrewaju Ishola is a 60 years old retiree the Health Service Commission, Lagos state. He retired in 2011 after 35 years. At a recent interface between retirees under the platform of the Trustfund Pensions Plc, and Trustfund, in Lagos, spoke to Pension and You on his retirement life among others.

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Right of reply: About NLC appointing a new General Secretary

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For some time now, the anti-NLC posture of Vanguard newspaper has become too apparent to be ignored and we all need to ask if the newspaper, especially its Labour page handlers have extant motives to destroy the Nigeria Labour Congress under Comrade Abdulwaheed Omar.

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NLC bids to enforce group life assurance policy for workers

  /   in Labour 12:49 am   /   Comments

*Abdulwaheed Omar, NLC President

Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has said it will compel employers of labour to maintain group life assurance policies for their employees with a minimum benefit of three times total emolument in line with the provisions of the Pension Reform Act 2014. This was part of the decision reached at the National Executive Council, NEC, of the NLC, held at Enugu, Enugu State.

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Labour worries over emerging trends in industrial relations practice

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Between August 11 and 15, members of the National Union of Chemical, Footwear, Rubber, Leather and Non-Metallic Products Employees, NUCFRLANMPE, gathered in the ancient city of Akure, the Ondo State capital to examine Emerging Challenges in Industrial Relations Practice: Chemical and Non-Metallic Sector Experience.

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Retired civil servants protest pension cuts

  /   in Labour 12:47 am   /   Comments

Pix: A Protest by Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Lagos state, on non payment of Pensioners arrears and gratuities by Lagos state Government, at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

Federal Government Pensioners under the auspices of the Association of Retired Senior Public Officers of Nigeria, ARFESPON, have rejected the report of the Presidential Technical Committee on the Review of the Federal Public Service Pensions.

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Create conducive environment for members to create jobs, CANMPEF tells FG

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President Goodluck Jonathan (2nd right), with Labour leaders and Labour minister, Emeka Wogu (left)

AN employers’ association, the Chemical and Non-Metallic Products Employer’s Federation, CANMPEF, at its 35th Annual General Meeting, AGM, in Lagos, has decried the worsening unemployment rate in the country, saying the unfriendly operating business environment has impeded the capacity of members to create jobs.

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IMF warns of potential risks to global growth

  /   in Labour 12:19 am   /   Comments

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that sharp increases in interest rates may cause global economic growth rate to decline by two percent over the next five years.

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Aturu for burial tomorrow

  /   in Labour 10:15 am   /   Comments

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Foremost labour lawyer and rights activist, Bamidele Francis Aturu, who died Wednesday, July 9, will be buried tomorrow at Ogbagi-Akoko, Ondo State.

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NECA, Labour, FG seek industrial peace

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President Goodluck Jonathan (2nd right), with Labour leaders and Labour minister, Emeka Wogu (left)

The occasion was the 57th annual general meeting of the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), held at NECA House, Ikeja Business District in Lagos.

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Rise in inflation to persist —Financial Derivatives

  /   in Labour 12:42 am   /   Comments

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Financial Derivatives Company (FDC) said that the three months increase in inflation rate will persist this month but with zero impact on the exchange rate of the naira.

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Informal sector crucial to Nigeria’s economic devt, says NECA DG

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Director-General of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA), Segun Oshinowo’s delegation was in Geneva, Switzerland for the 103rd International Labour Conference.

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Nigeria to host world Pension summit

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National Pension Commission, PenCom, has concluded plans to host the first World Pension Summit, WPS.

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We want Pension to play more active role in Nigeria’s economic growth—PenCom

  /   in Labour 12:49 am   /   Comments

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Between Monday July 6 and Tuesday, 7, Nigeria, through the National Pension Commission, hosted the World Pension Summit, WPS, the only platform ‘for and by’ Pension Professionals, exchanging knowledge and innovative ideas on how to secure sufficient pension provisions.

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Create conducive environment for members to create jobs, CANMPEF tells FG

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CHEMICAL and Non-Metallic Products Employer’s Federation, CANMPEF, at its 35ft Annual General Meeting, AGM, in Lagos, decried the worsening unemployment rate in the country, saying the unfriendly operating business environment has impeded members capacity to create jobs.

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Our quarrel with new cement policy — Labour

  /   in Labour 12:40 am   /   Comments

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“OUR union will lose approximately 15,616 direct workers in the cement sector and over a million workers involved in indirect activities related to cement usage.” These were the words of labour leaders and workers in the nation’s Chemical and Non-Metallic Products sector, during a protest at the Lagos State Governor’s Office, over the new cement policy of the Federal Government.

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CJ blames court states on failure of judicial independence

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Lagos State Chief Judge, Justice Ayotunde Phillips, has said that the poor state of some parts of Lagos High Court, Igbosere, is due to failure of judicial independence.

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Matters arising from Chibok:Transformation catalyst needed for Nigeria

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LEST we forget, one of the main, and dare I say, initial reasons for the Boko Haram insurgency is the fact that the sect wishes to ensure that “western” education is stopped in the country. As was stated by the leader of the sect, girls should not even be seen in schools. They should be at home just to be prepared for marriage!

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NLC insists Oyerinde killers must be brought to book

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Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has said the nation’s labour movement will not rest until the killers of its late Deputy General Secretary, Comrade Olaitan Oyerinde, are brought to book.

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Our quarrel with new cement policy —Labour

  /   in Labour 1:09 am   /   Comments

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“OUR union will lose approximately 15,616 direct workers in the cement sector and over a million workers involved in indirect activities related to cement usage.” These were the words of labour leaders and workers in the nation’s Chemical and Non-Metallic Products sector, during a protest at the Lagos State Governor’s Office, over the new cement policy of the Federal Government.

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Nigeria to host World Pension Summit

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National Pension Commission, PenCom, has concluded plans to host the first World Pension Summit, WPS.

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Trustfund urges contributors to monitor remittances

  /   in Labour 1:37 am   /   Comments

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With almost a decade of the Contributory Pension Scheme, (CPS), not a few retirees still attribute the challenges of the old non contributory scheme to the CPS. To allay such fears and enlighten its contributors, Trustfund Pensions organized a pre-retirement seminar for those enrolled with it.

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84,097 retirees get N210.7bn through programmed withdrawal

  /   in Labour 12:47 am   /   Comments

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About N210.78.63billion has been paid as lump sums to retirees under the Programmed Withdrawal of Contributory Pension scheme., CPS.

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Akunyili, uncommon Nigerian —NLC, TUC

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NIGERIA Labour Congress, NLC, and its Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, counterpart, have expressed shock over the death of Professor Dora Nkem Akunyili, former Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration Control, NAFDAC, and a delegate to the ongoing National Conference.

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Labour laments plight of Delta pensioners

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Pix: A Protest by Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Lagos state, on non payment of Pensioners arrears and gratuities by Lagos state Government, at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

Delta State council of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has called on Delta State Government to urgently address the plight of pensioners by paying their outstanding benefits among others.

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Labour Minister meets stakeholders as NUPENG strike notice expires

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AS the 14-day ultimatum issued to the Federal Government by Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, to address the protracted leadership crisis in the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, IPMAN, expires tomorrow, Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu is today meeting with parties to the crisis in an efforts to avert the looming NUPENG strike.

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2015: NURTW wants members to abstain from politics

  /   in Labour 12:40 am   /   Comments

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With the formation of the transport union in Nigeria, otherwise refer to as the National Union of Road Transport Workers – NURTW in 1978, the union was listed as an an affiliate of the central labour organization – the Nigeria Labour Congress in 1978.

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Stakeholders step up efforts at affordable housing scheme

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FEW days ago, stakeholders made up of union leaders, human resource managers, and management of the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, FMBN, gathered in Lagos, at a one-day interactive session organized by the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, NECA, to find ways of quickening affordable housing scheme for workers.

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Abducted girls: Nothing is too much to ensure release – NUTGTWN

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A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video of Nigerian Islamist

NATIONAL Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, has said nothing is too much to do to ensure immediate and unconditional release of the more than 200 girls of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, abducted over a month ago by Boko Haram insurgents.

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84,097 retirees get N210.7bn through programmed withdrawal

  /   in Labour 12:39 am   /   Comments

Pix: A Protest by Nigeria Union of Pensioners, Lagos state, on non payment of Pensioners arrears and gratuities by Lagos state Government, at Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

About N210.78.63billion has been paid as lump sums to retirees under the Programmed Withdrawal of Contributory Pension scheme., CPS.

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Labour laments plight of Delta pensioners

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DELTA State council of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has called on Delta State Government to urgently address the plight of pensioners by paying their outstanding benefits among others In a statement, Comrade Williams Akporeha, chairman, Delta state NLC, wrote that information available to the congress showed that many retirees have died of untold hardship. Nonetheless, he thanked the State Government for the recent payment of arrears on six per cent and 15 per cent pension increases.

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May Day: What hope for Nigerian workers?

  /   in Labour 12:40 am   /   Comments

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos addresing workers at the Workers Day celebration held in Lagos on Monday.

Today, Nigerian workers join millions of workers all over the world except the United States of America to mark 128th anniversary of May Day. This special edition of Labour Vanguard takes a look at the relationship between the average worker and the trade union. What are the challenges for the average worker? It’s a special May Day Edition. Only in Vanguard.

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Upheaval in TUC as 13 affiliates tackle Kaigama

  /   in Labour 12:26 am   /   Comments

*TUC President, Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama

A MAJOR crisis is brewing in the Trade Unions Congress, TUC as no fewer than 13 affiliates have petitioned the leadership of the labour centre questioning the leadership of style of its President.

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