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Absentee legislators embarrass Nigeria at ILO

The recent 98th conference of the ILO was historic in many aspects. It not only coincided with the 90th anniversary of the ILO, it adopted the Global Jobs Pact designed to overcome job losses that people all over the world have experienced. It was also the first time that the ILO had nine presidents or heads of government address the plenary session. Nigeria was a part of the events in a very positive way.

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NDE partners private firm on job creation

THE National Directorate of Employment (NDE) and a private firm, Logine International Limited, have set up a joint committee to work out a frame-work that would lead to the establishment of Information and Communications centers across the country with the aim of generating employment through skills acquisition.

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Prof Adewunmi proproses summit to discuss plight of workers

“Unions without unionism: Towards trade union relevance In Nigeria’s industrial relations system and polity”, was theme of an inaugural Lecture delivered recently, Professor Funmi Adewunmi, at Crawford University, Ota, Ogun State, where the erudite scholar chronicled the emergence of trade unions and unionism, the relevance of unionism in the present day reality and the challenges facing trade unionism of today

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Employers’ body tasks govt on poverty

EMPLOYERS in the nation’s Chemical and Non-metallic products sector of the nation’s economy under the umbrella of Chemical and Non-Metallic Products Employers Federation (CAMPEF), recently held its 30th Annual General Meeting (AGM), in Lagos, to appraise the performance of the sector, the challenges facing it and the state of Nigeria’s economy generally and declared that there is not much to cheer.

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Deregulation: NLC gives alternative

By Funmi Komolafe As Labour and Civil Society Coalition (LASCO) renews its suspended protest against the deregulation of the downstream sector of the petroleum industry among other things, Nigeria Labour Congress has listed three alternatives to the planned deregulation of the sector insisting that the nearly decade tangle of Labour and Government can only be
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Low capacity utilisation threatens industrial development — Employers

By Victor Ahiuma-Young FOR employers in the food and beverage sector of the nation’s economy, the gradual and steady waning capacity utilisation and employment generation in the sector and indeed, the entire manufacturing sector in the country, is something that the government must urgently address frontally if the country’s dream of joining top 20 economies
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