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NUBIFIE’s crisis resolved, new leadership emerges

NATIONAL Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees, NUBIFIE, has announced an end to the internal crisis rocking the union since September 2017 delegates conferen-ce, with the emergence of a new leadership, headed by Anthony Abakpa from Polaris Bank, to run its affairs for the next four years.

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God gave me the grace to get rid of ‘Wharf Rats’, restore sanity in ports – Nted

Comrade Anthony Emmanuel Nted was born on October 1, 1960, the  day Nigeria got her independence from Britain. Comrade Tony, as he is fondly called, is the Chairman of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria, MWUN, Advisory Council, and the immediate President-General of the union. In this interview, Nted speaks, among other things, on his sharing of birthday with Nigeria, his growing up and leadership in MWUN

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NLC,TUC, ULC unite over minimum wage

SINCE March 2015, fol-lowing the disputed Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, delegates conference that produced Ayuba Wabba as President,  and December 16, 2016, when about 25 industrial unions, including some from NLC and TUC, announced the formation of a new Labour Centre; United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, the relationship between NLC and TUC on one hand; and ULC  on the other hand, was everything but cordial.

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Reginald Ebitimi Bayoko

Challenges of civil service — Bakoyo

REGINALD Ebitimi Bayoko is the Head of Service, HoS, of Delta State. Since 1990 when he joined the service, he has slept, dreamt and woke up in the civil service. In this interview, he gives insight into the challenges facing the civiol service and what he has been doing to ensure that Delta State Civil Service, work in synergy with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, among others, to deliver services and keep the state with developmental realities. Excerpts.

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Secretary General of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, Alade Bashir Lawal

Our fears over payment of earned allowances, NHIS — Lawal

THE issue of unpaid promotion and other arrears has been a problem in the  public service. Organised Labour has once threatened to shut the federal public service over the issue.  In this piece, the Secretary General of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria, ASCSN, Alade Bashir Lawal, speaks on this, the unending leadership crisis in the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, among others.

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How workers’ action humbled Ikeja DISCO

SINCE the takeover of the generation and distribution of power supply in November 2013 by the private individuals otherwise known as generation companies, GENCOs and Distribution companies, DISCOs, some of them have been having running battles with Organised Labour over right to freedom of association, conditions of service, and other unfair Labour practices including perceived indiscriminate layoffs.

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FG to step up fight against child labour

THE Federal Government has assured of its determination and commitment to step up action in achieving alliance 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals, SDG, that seeks immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced  labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and secure prohibition and elimination  of the worst forms of child labour by the year 2025.

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