Saturday April 19th, 2014
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Governors’ stance on retirement worries NASU

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NON-ACADEMIC Staff Union of Educational and Associated Instituctions, NASU, has expressed serious reservation about the deliberate misinterpretation of the Retirement Age Act for Polytechnics and Colleges of Education by some state governors who are insisting that the Act is only for Academic Staff.

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We are in court with Chevron over unpaid benefits, says ex-NUPENG president

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Samuel Adewumi Dada was a President of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, between 1984 and May 1989, and an ex-employee of Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, where he worked for almost 23 years before retirement in November 1999. He was an administrator of “Help Desk” where people (employees) who were having problems with their computers were assisted to rectify such problems. In this interview with Pension and You, he speaks on the battle with CNL over unpaid wages, how to prepare and when to start preparing for retirement.

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Industrial Global Unions, allies, in protest march against unfair labour practices

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Protesters along Ikorodu Road in Lagos.

ON Monday October 7, 2013, IndustriALL Global Union marked World Day for Decent Work. For IndustriALL Global Union, the Decent Work day provided a critical platform to further strengthen its Stop Precarious Work Campaign and remind employers and Governments to act responsibly on workplace issues for workers and also mobilize and call workers to action against all forms of violations of the rights of workers.

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Pension Act amendment must include gratuity – TUC

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AS the contentious issue of gratuity payment continues to generate divergent views by concerned stakeholders, President of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, Comrade Bobboi Kaigama, in this interview with Pension and You, said the planned amendment of the Pension Reform Act, PRA, of 2004, must clearly make the payment of gratuity compulsory and unambiguous.

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NPA meets 2006/2007 retirees on pension scheme issues

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THE Nigeria Ports Authority, NPA, will meet with its 2006/2007 retirees on October 24, to resolve contentious issues in its Defined Benefit Pension Scheme, DPS.

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Minimum Wage must remain on the exclusive list – Enemigin

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Crowd at the  Abubakar Gunmi Central Market in Kaduna State on June 24 after relaxation of 24hrs curfew engendered  by multiple bomb attacks which killed many in the state  Photo by Olu Ajayi.

The Human Capital Providers Association ( HuCaPan), an affiliate of the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association ( NECA), held its annual general meeting in Lagos. Labour Vanguard took up the president of the Association, Mr. Neye Enemigin, on some current labour issues.

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PenCom rues slow implementation of CPS in South-west

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OF all the six states in the South-West, only Lagos State has fully implemented the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS while Oyo and Ondo states are yet to commence at all.

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Practitioners brainstorm on current trends in HR, employment relations

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*Participants at NECA 47th Advanced Course on Human Resources Management and Labour and Employment Relations

IT was a five-day intensive training for a cream of human resources practitioners from leading companies across the country that took place at the ancient city of Ijebu Ode, Ogun State.

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‘Why labour must act on pensioners’ woes’

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*One of the protester Mr. Felix Adewale Balogun, Chairman Shomolu Local Government Education Authority bin cary out, during  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

“Since we were retired, no kobo was paid to me. Every time, we would be called to come to Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, to fill one form after another. Sometimes, we sleep at Awolowo Road on the bare floor, for us to be attended to. In spite of that, nothing has come out of it. It was only in 2010 October that I was paid, since then, no payment. My children are in school, I can’t provide for them. Anytime they come back, we all starve and they will cry all day till they go back. There is nobody to help me except God. My husband died since 2003.”

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OAU retirees seek CPS review to serve pensioners better

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By GBENGA OLARINOYE, Osogbo REtirees of the Obafemi Awolowo University OAU, Ile Ife Osun state under the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, have called on the Federal Government to review the scheme to give succor to those that have served their country faithfully and selflessly. At a briefing in Osogbo on activities lined up to mark

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Pensioners’ Woes: The need for labour movement’s concerted response

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*One of the protester Mr. Felix Adewale Balogun, Chairman Shomolu Local Government Education Authority bin cary out, during  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

“Since we were retired, no kobo was paid to me. Every time, we would be called to come to Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, to fill one form after another. Sometimes, we sleep at Awolowo Road on the bare floor, for us to be attended to. In spite of that, nothing has come out of it. It was only in 2010 October that I was paid, since then, no payment. My children are in school, I can’t provide for them. Anytime they come back, we all starve and they will cry all day till they go back. There is nobody to help me except God. My husband died since 2003.”

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Contract employees must get their dues – HuCaPan, Labour ministry

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File photo: Unemployed youths at Alausa, Ikeja

RECENTLY, a bank ‘employee’ engaged on contract basis indeed an outsourced worker was engaged in momumental fraud in a bank . His arrest once more brought to the fore the issue of who should be engaged and which section of the an industry as sensitive as the banking industry should depend on outsourced employees.

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OAU retirees seek review CPS to serve pensioners better

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Retirees of the Obafemi Awolowo University OAU, Ile Ife Osun state under the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, have called on the Federal Government to review the scheme to give succor to those that have served their country faithfully and selflessly.

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NSITF steps up implementation of employee’s compensation scheme

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Munir Abubakar, NSITF MD, Mr. Segun Osinowo, NECA Director General and Dr. Clement Illoh, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Labour and Productivity, at the event.

LAST week, representatives of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trustfund, NSITF and the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, NECA, met in Lagos for the second award ceremony of the NSITF/NECA Safe workplace intervention project as well as an interactive session with participating employers on the implementation of the Employee’ Compensation Scheme, ECS, in the past one year.

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NLC owes Labour transport workers 7 months salaries

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Workers of Labour Transport City Services have not been paid their salaries in the last seven months.

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Pensioners’ Woes: The need for labour movement’s concerted response

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*File: Pensioners queuing for verification

‘Since we were retired, no kobo was paid to me. Every time, we would be called to come to Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, to fill one form after another. Sometimes, we sleep at Awolowo Road on the bare floor, for us to be attended to. In spite of that, nothing has come out of it. It was only in 2010 October that I was paid, since then, no payment. My children are in school, I can’t provide for them. Anytime they come back, we all starve and they will cry all day till they go back. There is nobody to help me except God. My husband died since 2003′

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OAU retirees seek review CPS to serve pensioners better

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Retirees of the Obafemi Awolowo University OAU, Ile Ife Osun state under the Contributory Pension Scheme, CPS, have called on the Federal Government to review the scheme to give succor to those that have served their country faithfully and selflessly.

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PenCom wants licensing of life insurance companies as PFAs removed

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Nigerian elder statesmen on the queue  during Pension verification exercise.

Letters of Administration (S. 8(4) of the Bill): The exclusive jurisdiction of the National Industrial Court (NIC) to issue Letters of Administration for payment of retirement benefits may result in multiplicity of Letters of Administration in respect of the estate of one deceased person. It is therefore recommended for deletion.

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Employee sues Microsoft over sack, alleged sexual harassment

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Sacked Enterprise Marketing Manager of Microsoft Nigeria Limited, Mrs Ejieke Maduka, has dragged the company before the National Industrial Court, NIC, sitting in Lagos, contending that she was relieved of her appointment because she refused to give in to sexual advances made on her by her immediate boss.

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ILO, others move to end workplace discrimination against disabled persons

  /   in Labour 12:38 am   /   Comments

*CONFERENCE: Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, Senior Partner, S.I.A.O. (Chartered Accountants) left, and Mr. Adeboye Abioye, Executive Director, Theseabilities Limited, at the conference.

Worried by increasing discrimination against physically challenged persons in the workplace, the International Labour Organisation,ILO, and other stakeholders have taken new steps to put an end to the development.

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More FG pensioners in Lagos decry unpaid benefits

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TALES of woe from Federal Government retirees in Lagos, have continued to elicit emotional reactions as the retired civil servants battle to draw attention of government to their plight.

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Why Pension Reform Act 2004 needs amendment – PenCom

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The Commission submits that the National Assembly should de-emphasis the issue of qualifying years of experience and adopt the model of the CBN Act where no requirement of specific years of post-qualification experience is stipulated by the CBN Act. This is the position that is consistent with global best practice which emphasizes competency rather than years of post-qualification experience, which does not necessarily translate into capacity and capability.

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NLC and Minimum Wage: The Task Ahead

  /   in Labour 12:20 am   /   Comments

File photo :  NLC's protest on minimum wage.

This is the concluding part of the article by Comrade Salihu Lukman, a former Assistant General Secretary with the Nigeria Labour Congress on the inclusion of the National Minimum Wage on the concurrent rather than the exclusive list as it is now. The first part was published on August 1, 2013.

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Why Pension Reform Act 2004 needs amendment – PenCom

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The Commission submits that the National Assembly should de-emphasis the issue of qualifying years of experience and adopt the model of the CBN Act where no requirement of specific years of post-qualification experience is stipulated by the CBN Act. This is the position that is consistent with global best practice which emphasizes competency rather than years of post-qualification experience, which does not necessarily translate into capacity and capability.

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More FG pensioners in Lagos decry unpaid benefits

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TALES of woes from Federal Government retirees in Lagos, have continued to elicit emotional reactions as the retired civil servants battle to draw attention of government to their plight.

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Labour reaffirms April MOU with DLA in Delta

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ORGANISED Labour in Delta State, has reaffirmed the validity of the Memorandum of Understanding,MOU, reached in April 2013 with the management of the state Direct Labour Agency, DLA, and Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees, AUPCTRE, unit of the agency on some labour issues.

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NLC and Minimum Wage: The Task Ahead

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Protesters along Ikorodu Road in Lagos.

This edition is the concluding part of the article by Comrade Salihu Lukman, a former assistant general secretary with the Nigeria Labour Congress on the inclusion of the National Minimum Wage on the concurrent rather than the exclusive list as it is now. The first part was published on August 1, 2013.

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FG pensioners in Lagos lament 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

THE Lagos office of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Yaba, venue of election of officials of the Federal Civil Servants, Lagos branch of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, NUP, last Friday, provided an avenuefor hundreds of pensioners to pour out their frustration and anger over years of unpaid pensions and other benefits.

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Why Pension Reform Act 2004 needs amendment – PenCom

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There were serious and persistent complaints by stakeholders against the abolition of gratuity under the PRA 2004. The issues was extensively discussed and there was consensus among stakeholders that a provision should be inserted in the PRA that would allow the employer and the employees to agree, through collective bargaining, on payment of additional benefits upon retirement or cessation of employment. The amendment in the 2013 Bill seeks to address this agitation of labour for a provision on gratuity in addition to the pension.

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Labour reaffirms April MOU with DLA in Delta

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ORGANISED Labour in Delta State, has reaffirmed the validity of the Memorandum of Understanding,MOU, reached in April 2013 with the management of the state Direct Labour Agency, DLA, and Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees, AUPCTRE, unit of the agency on some labour issues.

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NECA warns of unemployment implosion

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File photo: Unemployed youths at Alausa, Ikeja

RECENTLY, employers in Nigeria, under the umbrella of Nigeria Employers Consultative Association, NECA, gathered in Lagos, at its 56th Annual General Meeting, AGM, to review socio-economic and political environment in the country in the last one year and as the impact on business operations.

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AP Moller apologises over remarks

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containers

AP Moller Terminals,APMT,the largest container terminal in West Africa, has apologized to the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN and its President-General, Nted Emmanuel Anthony, over recent uncomplimentary press remarks.

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