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Intrigues, threats that led to N30,000 minimum wage

IT is no longer news that Nigerian workers are the least paid across the globe including war-torn  countries.The subsisting N18,000 minimum wage in the country is less than $38 as compared to the following countries: Algeria – $175 (N83,000);    Belgium – $1,738 (N810,000);Cameroon – 36, 270CFA or $75 (N38,000); Chad – $120 (N60,000); Denmark – $1,820 (N900,000);    Libya – $430 (N190,000); Japan – $1000 (N450,000); Cote D’ivoire -CFA $72 (36,607); New Zealand -$3,187 (N1.4m); Luxemburg – $2,500 (N1.1m); Spain – $760. (N300,000); Switzerland – $5,620 – (N2.5m) and USA – $11 per hour.

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How we’re repositioning civil service – Bayoko

MANY have complained about the civil service. Some say it is ineffective and corrupt. Others see it differently. No matter your view,  the truth is that the success or failure of every government depends on its civil service. In this piece, Delta State Head of Service, HoS, Mr. Reginald Ebitimi Bayoko, gives insight into how he is repositioning the state civil service to function optimally and deliver its mandate.

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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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