Friday December 19th, 2014
Friday December 19th, 2014
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My agenda for NLC, workers, labour movement —Ozo-Eson

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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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PTAD reviews outstanding pensioners’ 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

Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, PTAD, currently reviewing outstanding pension and gratuities owed Federal Pensioners in the country.

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Retrenched workers drag Kogi govt to Complaints Commission

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*Gov. Wada

FORMER workers of Olamaboro Local Government Education Authority in Kogi State, have dragged the state government to the Public Complaints Commission, PCC, over alleged refusal to obey a high court judgement ordering it to pay their five years salaries.

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Pensioners threaten North-East govts over N61bn unpaid 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

The Nigerian Union of Pensioners, NUP, in the six North-East states of the country, has decried alleged refusal of governments in the zone to pay arrears of entitlements amounting to a whopping N61bilion and threatened to call members out for mass protests in the six states.

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

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By  Victor Ahiuma-Young NIGERIA Labour Congress, NLC’s new General Secretary, Dr. Peter Oso-Eson, was in Lagos where he had an interactive meeting with a cross section of journalists. In this piece, Labour Vanguard brings to its readers, what the new scribe says is his mandate among others. What is your agenda in NLC? The agenda

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Retrenched workers drag Kogi govt to Complaints Commission

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Wada.. governor of Kogi state

Former workers of Olamaboro Local Government Education Authority in Kogi State, have dragged the state government to the Public Complaints Commission, PCC, over alleged refusal to obey a high court judgement ordering it to pay their five years salaries.

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Unions rue nation’s declining manufacturing capacity

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Cross section of Nigerian workers, during the 2014 Workers day commemoration, THEME: Building Enduring Peace and Unity, Panacea for Sustainable National Development, at Onikan, Stadium, Lagos Island. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

INCLUSIVE and Sustainable Industrial Development: Africa Agro Industry for Food Security, was the theme of a one-day round-table organized in Abuja by affiliates of IndustriALL Global Union Federation, Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, and Federation of Informal Workers’ Organizations of Nigeria, FIWON,with support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, FES, to mark Africa Industrialization Day 2014.

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Labour warns against sack

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Organised labour has warned the federal government that it will incur the wrath of workers if it retrenches workers as a result of austerity measures announced last month.

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Dickson, Sylva bicker over plight of Bayelsa pensioners

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Ex gov Timipre Sylva and Gov Seriake Dickson

Indusstrial Training Fund, ITF, is working to bring down the high rate of unemployment in the country through Technical and Vocational Education (TVE).

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Falling crude prices: Labour to FG: Nigeria doesn’t need austerity now, but…

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The 26th annual education conference of the National Union of Textile, Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria, NUTGTWN, in Ilorin, Kwara State, provided avenue for labour leaders, employers, academics, industrial relations practitioners and other stakeholders, to examine the rebased Gross Domestic Product, GDP, emerging figures from the rebasing, and what these figures mean for industry, labour and Nigeria’s democracy in the midst of falling crude oil prices.

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Dickson, Sylva bicker over plight of Bayelsa pensioners

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Gov Dickson

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State and his predecessor in office, Timipre Sylva, have traded words over who is responsible for the plight of the state pensioners.

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Aftermath of NLC’S Housing Scam: Depositors demand refund

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Cross section of Nigerian workers, during the 2014 Workers day commemoration, THEME: Building Enduring Peace and Unity, Panacea for Sustainable National Development, at Onikan, Stadium, Lagos Island. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

By Funmi  Komolafe  & Victor Ahiuma-young Barely three days after our last publication on the issue of the failed housing project and the scam that attended it, thousands of federal civil servants besieged the Abuja head office of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, demanding refunds of their deposits. This edition of Labour Vanguard examines this

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Pains, struggles of Bayelsa pensioners

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Gov. Dickson

Despite spending their productive years for the common good, the nation’s senior citizens have continued to wallow in penury.

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Aftermath of NLC’s Housing Scam: Depositors demand refund

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Barely three days after our last publication on the issue of the failed housing project and the scam that attended it, thousands of federal civil servants besieged the Abuja head office of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, demanding refunds of their deposits.

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111,210 pensioners get N268bn payouts from CPS

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The protesting pensioners, yesterday.

The National Pension Commission, PenCom, has disclosed that no fewer than 111,210 employees who retired on the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, since 2007, have received payouts of over N268 billion.

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Eko Disco workers decry deduction of four months pension arrears

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Workers of Eko Distribution Company, EKED, have condemned management deduction of four pension arrears from their salaries at once leaving them little or nothing to take care of their families obligations among others.

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Over 6.2m contributors now part of CPS, says PenCom

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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

No fewer than 6.2 million workers or contributors have been registered into the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, since inception, the National Pension Commission, PenCom, has announced.

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Workers battle employers over worsening anti-labour practices

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Cross section of Nigerian workers, during the 2014 Workers day commemoration, THEME: Building Enduring Peace and Unity, Panacea for Sustainable National Development, at Onikan, Stadium, Lagos Island. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

Speaking at the event, Chairman of African Region of IndustriALL Union, Comrade Issa Aremu, said jobs in Nigeria were no longer secure as employers opt for short-term, flexible employment as part of strategies to save cost and boost profit.

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We‘ve not received federal share our pensions since 2009, laments Ojiho

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Pensioners in the country have continued to lament unpaid pensions in what they described as the Federal Government share of their Pension.

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Minimum Wage: Senate is wrong

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The decision of the Senate to delist the national minimum wage from the Exclusive List is the greatest disservice done to Nigerian workers.

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Why workers go on strike in Edo State — Commissioner

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It is not true because they are not direct employees of the government. They are employees of Edo Line. It is like Bendel Breweries . They have to work for the money and pay themselves. They have a different condition of service from the civil service.

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National Minimum Wage: Implications

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Cross section of Nigerian workers, during the 2014 Workers day commemoration, THEME: Building Enduring Peace and Unity, Panacea for Sustainable National Development, at Onikan, Stadium, Lagos Island. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

THE decision of the Senate to de-list the National Minimum Wage from the exclusive list may put Nigeria in the special mention of the International Labour Organization, ILO, once again. Beyond that it means that the Nigerian worker would become more vulnerable to exploitation by employers.

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How workers’ housing project failed

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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

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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

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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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