The only way to get out of recession is for us to improve on the minimum wage for workersRead More
A Political economist and Nigerian trade unionist, Issa Aremu, has been elected Vice President, IndustriALL Global Union.Aremu was unanimously elected VP of the 50 million members IndustriALL Global Union at its 2nd World Congress of the union, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.Read More
STAKEHOLDERS in the nation’s Pension Industry, have reiterated earlier calls on Nigerians, especially contributors to the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, to be wary of faceless groups working for and with vested interest bent on destroying the gains of the scheme and its regulator; National Pension Commission, PenCom.Read More
NATIONAL Pension Commission, PenCom, has called for the development of a robust pension and social security system to cater for old age to address the fallout of aging population that will emerge from the projected population explosion in Africa in the nearest future.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
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
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