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ILC abrogates six Conventions, withdraws three recommendations

ONE of the standpoints of the just-concluded    International Labour Conference, ILC, of International Labour Organisation, ILO, was abrogation of six Conventions and withdrawal of three Recommendations.

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We lost over 20,000 members in 5 years — NUCFRLANMPE President

THE job losses in the country has continued unabated, worsening the already employment crisis confronting Nigeria. Among other challenges facing the sector, President of the National Union of Chemical Footwear, Rubber, Leather and Non-Metallic Products Employees, Comrade Olatunji Babatunde ‘Goke, in this interface with Labour Vanguard, said no fewer than 20,000 members have been lost in the last five years.

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Seafarers to continue receiving wages if held by pirates

Seafarers held captive as a result of an act of piracy or armed robbery against ships will continue to receive their wages and entitlements during their period of captivity under amendments  to the Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006)  adopted by the Special Tripartite Committee  of the MLC, 2006 at a recent meeting at the International Labour Organisation, ILO, in Geneva.

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