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Deregulation: I Weep for my country, says Esele

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), a central labour organisation opposed to the deregulation of the downstream sector to , name and bring to book those who manipulated, abuse and illegally benefitted from the fuel import subsidy before embarking on its planned total deregulation of the downstream sector of the Petroleum industry. This story is an edited version of the TUC statement

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We are using Decent Jobs to tackle poverty …. Oshiomhole

…creates 6,780 jobs By Funmi Komolafe Comrade Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo state leaves on one in doubt that labour gave him all.    Oshiomhole played up his background  during his first anniversary   when he said “  I have three teachers; Comrade Hassan Sunmonu, Ali Chiroma and Abdulwaheed Omar.  My labour background cannot be divorced from
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Unionists, activists rally for Oshiomhole’s govt

Benin, the Edo state capital played host to perhaps the largest gathering of activists in the city’s recent history   last Thursday when Governor Adams Oshiomhole,  immediate past president of the Nigeria Labour Congress marked his first anniversary as Governor of Edo state. Comrades,  Hassan Sunmonu  and Ali Chiroma both former presidents of the NLC were
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Manufacturing sector loses 2m jobs in 5 years

By Victor Ahiuma-Young RECENTLY, the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN), organised a manufacturing sector human resource forum on “Maximimising the potentials of the Manufacturing sector in a recessing economy: The role of Human Resource Management” The forum which attracted eminent personalities from all walks of life, once again, brought to the fore
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Labour tackles Union Bank over retirees’ benefits

By Victor Ahiuma- Young ORGANISED Labour in the nation’s financial sector, the Association of the Senior Staff of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI), is set to battle the management of Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN), over alleged non-payment of redundancy and other benefits its former staff retrenched between 2005 and 2008. Acting President of
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Labour tackles Kogi police commissioner, petitions IGP

WHAT could have made a Police commissioner who allegedly commended a group for its peaceful conduct, interacted with it, and above all, praised it for its constitutional behaviour, to suddenly after a private “meeting” with the another group, turneround and declare leaders of former wanted for alleged criminal conspiracy, theft, attempt to commit culpable homicide, mischief and inciting disturbance?

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Civil servants lament state of the nation

LEADERS of Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), met a few days ago in Lagos, to review the state of the nation. Under the umbrella of its National Executive Council (NEC), among others, leaders of ASCSN appraised the socio-economic and political situations in the country and concluded that the nation is retrogressing.

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NASU bemoans state of nation’s primary, post primary schools

A few days ago, leaders of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) in the nation’s schools and colleges met at the Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Lagos, to examine the state of education in the country especially in the school and colleges as well as welfare of members. For NASU leaders, primary and post primary schools are the most neglected both in infrastructure and welfare of staff.

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