Saturday April 18th, 2015
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‘Planned April 23 state councils’ elections’ll worsen NLC crisis’

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Both factions of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, led by Ayuba Wabba, and Joe Ajaero, have fixed state councils’ elections for Thursday April 23, 2015.

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PenCom moves against defaulting employers as recovery agents conclude work

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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

National Pension Commission, PenCom, will bring the full weight of the law against defaulting employers any moment from now following the conclusion of jobs by recovery agents to recover unremitted, deducted funds by employers.

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At last, relief comes for over 85,000 military pensioners

  /   in Labour 12:59 am   /   Comments

The struggle...

Relief has finally come the way of over 85, 000 military pensioners who have been languishing in pains and protesting non-payment of arrears of their 33% increment, from 2010 to 2013, as the federal government has commenced payment of the arrears.

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Task before Senator Ikenya, new Minister of Labour

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Sen.-Joel-Ikenya

Those were the words of Senator Joel Danlami Ikenya, the new Nigerian Minister of Labour Productivity, while taking over from Alhaji Tanimu Turaki SAN, who supervised the ministry following the resignation of Chief Emeka Wogu, to contest the Abia State Governorship election.

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Broken NLC! Intrigues as faction outwits rival to elect president

  /   in Labour 12:08 am   /   Comments

Wabba

Indications have emerged on failed plots to scuttle the factional special delegates conference by the 23 aggrieved affiliates of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, that has produced Comrade Joe Ajaero of the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, as President.

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3,019 delegates decide NLC’s future today

  /   in Labour 12:24 am   /   Comments

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If everything goes well, Abdulwaheed Omar, will hand over to a new president of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC that will either take Congress to the next level or quicken its move into oblivion from the Olympian heights that Comrade Adams Oshiomhole left it in 2007.

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Non-remittance: Niger workers threaten to opt out of CPS, write state govt

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Gov. Aliyu

Public workers in Niger State have written to the state government to officially opt out of the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, to protest government’s refusal to pay its corresponding contribution as required by law.

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Before NLC goes to the polls March 12: Pending issues

  /   in Labour 12:34 pm   /   Comments

President, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC),Abdulwaheed Omar , President Trade Union Congress (TUC), Peter Esele and other officials  at a press conference to call off strike action in Abuja  yesterday. Gbemiga Olamikan

THE March 12 rescheduled Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, election holds tomorrow amid plethora of unresolved issues that if swept under the carpet, the Congress and indeed, Labour movement, could not only lose its pan-Nigerianism or Africanism, but also die a natural death.

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Rescheduled NLC polls: Ethnic sentiments tear NLC apart

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sa Aremu of the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN (m) with other comrades briefing newsmen on the state of the NLC election in Kaduna. Pic: Olu Ajayi

BARELY one week to the March 12 rescheduled election of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, tribal and ethnic sentiments have torn Congress apart, as some of the affiliates and state councils have alleged that the processes leading to the election have been tailored towards ensuring that the president and key officers emerge from the North.

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Minimum Wage: Governors discriminate against LG workers, teachers

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*Abdulwaheed Omar, NLC President

Information from Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Abuja headquarters has it that “in spite of the law on the new minimum wage, the signed agreements with state governments, the passage of time, some state governments have barely fully implemented the law.

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ECS captures 11 million workers

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TRADE Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, has said the rank and file in the nation’s armed forces will suffer in the long run from the exit of the military from the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS.

No fewer than 23,482 employers have keyed into the Employees Compensation Scheme, ECS, regarded as a major step towards implementation of social insurance aimed at, among others, rehabilitation of workers who sustain injuries at work and payment of compensation for permanent disability or death.

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Our fear for March 12 rescheduled NLC election

  /   in Labour 12:23 am   /   Comments

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Comrade Williams Akporeha is Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Delta State Council, National Treasurer of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, as well as the NUPENG Mandate Coordinator for Comrade Igwe Achese, for NLC President 2015. He spoke with Sunday Vanguard on the botched delegates conference, why Achese stepped down and the prospects for a successful election on March 12, 2015. Excerpts:

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NASU raises alarm over non-remittance of deducted funds

  /   in Labour 12:48 am   /   Comments

Members of Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, at a recent rally in Lagos.

NON-ACADEMIC Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions, NASU, has warned that rising cases of non-remittance of deducted funds remains the greatest danger to the survival of the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS.

Since inception of CPS following the Pension Reform Act, PRA, 2004 as amended, issue of non-remittance has been the greatest challenge facing the scheme.

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Non-unionisation of pensioners in Contributory Pension Scheme worries NUP

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NIGERIA Union of Pensioners, NUP, has expressed concern over non-unionisation of pensioners of the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS.

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NLC Confab: Politicians fight over workers’ vote, promise more jobs, others

  /   in Labour 12:21 am   /   Comments

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The 11th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference, NDC, of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, which ended yesterday in Abuja, was not just about the election of a new set of leaders to lead NLC for the next four years among others, it also provided a unique opportunity for politicians in the two leading political parties in Nigeria; the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its All Progressives Congress, APC, counterpart, to out do each other and woo the over 3200 delegates from across the country, their families, friends and other guests including veterans unionists, ahead of the general election. They used their thoughts on the socio-economic and political situations in the country to try to sway delegates and others at the conference with special focus on jobs creation and similar issues.

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Abia pensioners storm govt house over unpaid benefits

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*Cross section of pensioners defying the downpour during a peaceful protest against non-payment of their entitlements at the Federal Secretariat, Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida

Pensioners in Abia State have called on the state government to pay their arrears of pensions and gratuities, lamenting that many of them have died due to lack of money to meet their needs especially medical. The aggrieved pensioners who stormed Abia State Government House appealed to Governor Theodore Orji to ensure the payment of their arrears of pensions and gratuities, saying many of their colleagues had died out of frustration.

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‘Chime refuses to sign contributory pension bill into law’

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Gov. Chime

Increasingly, there are fears that the present government of Sullivan Chime of Enugu State, may not enlist the state workers into the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, introduced in 2004 following the Pension Reform Act, PRA, 2004 (as amended in 2014).

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Group decries plight of Nigeria Airways pensioners

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Campaign for Democratic and Workers’ Rights, CDWR, has condemned in strong terms the neglect of the Nigerian Airways pensioners and the refusal to pay their pension to the year 1999 by the federal government.

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NLC delegates conference, not all about election — Aremu

  /   in Labour 12:44 am   /   Comments

Protesters along Ikorodu Road in Lagos.

A Vice President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and General Secretary of the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, has said the National Delegates Conference, NLC, of NLC, holding between February 9 and 11, 2015, goes beyond election of officers.

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NLC election: Whither ideology?

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*Labour leaders

Just before the nation goes the polls for the national elections, members of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, will go to the polls to elect national officers to run the affairs of the central labour organization for four years.

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Verification of ex-PHCN workers ends tomorrow

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ONGOING verification of former workers of the defunct National Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, will end tomorrow, February 6, 2015.

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NLC election: Whither ideology?

  /   in Labour 12:39 am   /   Comments

Nigerian Labour  pix

Just before the nation goes the polls for the national elections, members of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, will go to the polls to elect national officers to run the affairs of the central labour organization for four years.

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‘Employees can access pension fund after four months’

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File Photo: Aged Pensioners waiting for their entitlement

NEW Pension Reform Act, PRA, 2014, has reduced the waiting period for accessing benefits in the event of loss of job by employees, to four months from the six months provided by the amended PRA 2004.

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NSITF to cater for aged, unemployed

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Civil Servants on  the queue for verification exercise.

THE Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund, NSITF, has now been empowered to handle social issues of providing social security to the aged and unemployed in addition to the implementation of Employee Compensation scheme.

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NLC 2015: We can’t discuss alleged betrayal of private sector unions —Omar

  /   in Labour 12:05 am   /   Comments

NLC members calling for an end to job insecurity

Moves by some aggrieved private sector unions to bring the alleged betrayal of private sector by the public public sector, on the floor of Tuesday’s meeting of the National Executive Council, NEC, of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, hit the rocks.

Labour Vanguard gathered that the aggrieved private sector unions had petitioned the NEC and the petition was circulated to NEC members by the petitioners at the the meeting.

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NLC 2015: More facts emerge over alleged betrayal of private sector unions

  /   in Labour 12:58 am   /   Comments

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

Crisis rocking the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, ahead of National Delegates Conference, NDC, taking place between February 9 and 11 in Abuja, has deepened as more facts emerged over the purported betrayal of private sector unions by public sector unions.

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Contributory Pension Scheme hits 6m membership

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OVER six million contributors have now been enrolled in the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, the National Pension Commission, PenCom, has said.

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Workers seek amendment of Lagos pension law

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Fashola

Workers in Lagos have called on both the executive and legislative arms of government to amend the Lagos State Contributory Pension Scheme law to meet the current reality.

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Workers lament unpaid gratuity by Lagos

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Fashola

Mr. Adelakun called on the Lagos State Government to pay more attention to the plight of pensioners who retired from Local government, Parastatals and so on whose gratuity and arrears of increment in their pension since 2006, had not been paid to date.

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Towards Labour’s 2015 : Matters arising

  /   in Labour 12:43 am   /   Comments

NLC members calling for an end to job insecurity

For sometime, now, politics indeed desperation for positions has become the norm at the headquarters of the nation’s foremost labour centre; the Nigeria Labour Congress so much that the leadership seems to have acted contrary to acceptable labour standards.

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My agenda for NLC, workers, labour movement —Ozo-Eson

  /   in Labour 12:22 am   /   Comments

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Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC’s new General Secretary, Dr. Peter Ozo-Eson, was in Lagos where he had an interactive meeting with a cross section of journalists. In this piece, Labour Vanguard brings to you what the new scribe says is his mandate, among others.

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No gratuity, no second term

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Gov Dickson

Recently, Bayelsa State pensioners made good their threats to embark on street on protest to press home their demand for the payment of gratuity and other benefits.

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