Thursday October 23rd, 2014
Thursday October 23rd, 2014
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How workers’ housing project failed

  /   in Labour 12:44 am   /   Comments

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Partners to the Nigeria Labour Congress in the housing scheme, Kriston Lally EPC Nigeria Limited in its own side of the story released to the press on September 27, signed by its Group Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Alhaji Mustapha Umar Madawaki went down memory lane:

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How we check pension fraud, by PTAD

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Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, has explained how it has been able to check fraud in pensions of retirees under the Defined Pension Scheme, DPS, since it was established a year ago.

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Ekiti: Labour leaders or traders?

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Ayodele-Fayose

When politics is at its peak, you begin to see the true colours of those who claim to be representing the interest of workers. Simply put, you begin to see clearly those who are genuine labour leaders and those who are labour traders.

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Challenges in Edo civil service, by Adodo

  /   in Labour 12:47 am   /   Comments

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Comrade Didi Adodo is the Edo State Commissioner for Establishment and Special Duties. Before joining the State Executive Council, SEC, of Edo State, he was the General Secretary of the Iron and Steel Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, ISSSAN.

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Rights campaigners tackle Osun govt over retirees’ benefits

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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

Campaign for Democratic Workers’ Rights, CDWR, has called on Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, to end the perceived misery being faced by retirees in the state public service by immediately paying their pension arrears.

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Govt, labour relationship heading for the rock, unless…Delta NLC

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In this edition, Labour Vanguard brings to your reading pleasure the concluding interview with Comrade Williams Akporeha, the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Delta State Council Chairman. The first part was published on September 25.

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NNPC, workers chart new course on pension

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The management of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and workers have agreed on a way forward in the Pension dispute that led to a five day strike that crippled the corporation and its subsidiaries.

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Pains, gains of Delta State workers—NLC

  /   in Labour 12:52 am   /   Comments

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Comrade Williams Akporeha is the State Chairman, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Delta State Council and National Treasurer, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG.

In this interview with Labour Vanguard, he speaks on issues ranging from the achievements, aspirations and constraints of the NLC in Delta State. Excerpts:

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Ex-servicemen decry unpaid benefits since 2010

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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

When will the pathetic issue of unpaid benefits of public pensioners end in Nigeria. From civil servants, Para-military to ex-servicemen, the sad tale of unpaid benefits is the same. The other day, it was retired Nigeria Postal Service, NIPOST, workers, yesterday, it was retired senior civil servants and today it is retired military pensioners protesting

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Textile union enlightens members on Ebola

  /   in Labour 12:34 am   /   Comments

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By Victor Ahiuma-Young AS part of its health and safety programmes for the workplace and also a response to the general concern for the prevention of Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, infection in workplaces and communities, National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, recently organized two seminars in Lagos and Kaduna, aimed

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Kogi retirees lament unpaid gratuities since 1995

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Despite effortsof the state government led by Governor Idris Wada towards prompt pension payment in Kogi State, hard times are far from being over for pensioners.

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NUP laments N50bn unpaid gratuities by North-East Governors

  /   in Labour 1:46 am   /   Comments

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Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, North-East geopolitical zone, has called on governors in the North East region, to pay the backlog of their gratuity, estimated to be about N50 billion.

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NLC, the enemies within and Nigerian workers

  /   in Labour 12:25 am   /   Comments

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

There is no doubt that a cabal has now been fully entrenched at the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, secretariat.

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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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