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NLC opposes planned abolition of ETF

NIGERIA Labour Congress, NLC, has faulted the planned abolition of Education Tax and Education Trust Fund, ETF, saying the fund remains one of the strongest and viable sources of fund to the education sector in the face of government’s continued indifference to funding educational activities.

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The road to a new national minimum wage

After about 18 months of a struggle for a new national minimum wage, organised labour has got the nod of other social partners; government and private sector employers represented by the Nigeria Employers Consultative Association ( NECA) for a review of the national minimum wage from N5,500 in 2000 to N18,000.

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NPA pensioners petition President Jonathan

LEADERS of over 7000 Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA Pensioners, under the aegis of NPA Pensioners’ Welfare Association, have petitioned President Jonathan, urging him to prevail on the management of NPA to settle r 11 years unpaid pension arrears and other benefits, lamenting that no fewer than 1000 of them have died while waiting for their entitlements.

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CDWR decries dehumanisation of pensioners

CAMPAIGN for Democratic and Workers’ Rights, CDWR, has condemned harrowing and dehumanising treatment of pensioners by both the federal government and state governments and called on Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and its Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC’s counterpart, to quickly intervene and defend the rights of the pensioners who spent their productive life to work the nation.

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To make a living I turned to NDE – Gov Goje

TWO Nigerians took a journey of discovery about the role of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) since its inception in 1986 and gave the Directorate a pass mark. Speaking in Gombe, the Governor of Gombe State Alhaji Dajuma Goje said that he turned to the NDE to make a living in his earlier business pursuit and benefitted immensely from the Directorate assistance in the late 80’s.

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Food Union intensifies income drive

While most unions in the country are lamenting over dwindling income occasioned by declining membership, National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees, NUFBTE, is busy diversifying and expanding its income base. Like Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, and immediate past President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, would say, nobody achieves success through lamentation, but by confronting the object of lamentation head on.

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