Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Tag "Nigeria Labour Congress"

    MTN: We do not have casual employees

MTN: We do not have casual employees

Esther Akinnukawe, the human resource executive of MTN Nigeria, says the company does not have casual employees.Akinnukawe made this statement on Wednesday in reaction to allegations by the Nigeria Labour Congress that the organisation has a high percentage of casual staff.On Monday, July 9, members of the Congress embarked on a three-day protest and picketing of various MTN offices across [...]

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    NLC president: Adewole acted like minister of doctors during health workers’ strike

NLC president: Adewole acted like minister of doctors during health workers’ strike

Ayuba Wabba, president, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has no right to deny the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) members of their salaries.Wabba said this while fielding questions from journalists after the union suspended its six weeks nationwide strike on Thursday in Abuja.The minister had earlier threatened not to pay the salaries of JOHESU members [...]

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    Dickson to FG: Review revenue sharing formula if you want states to pay minimum wage

Dickson to FG: Review revenue sharing formula if you want states to pay minimum wage

Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, says there is a need to review the revenue sharing formula currently in use to enable state governments pay wages to workers.A statement by Francis Ottah Agbo, his chief press secretary, said the governor made this statement at the state’s workers’ day celebration themed, ‘Labour Movement in National Development: Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win’.Gboribiogha [...]

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    Labour, minimum wage and the economy

Labour, minimum wage and the economy

BY LANRE ASIWAJU The oil boom of the 1970s had profound effects on the Nigerian economy; government embarked on white elephant projects, the size of government expanded rapidly with the attendant increase in corruption, rising wage and appreciating naira made non-oil exports uncompetitive and most importantly, government’s revenue base shifted from non-oil—mainly agriculture—to oil.The dependence on volatile oil revenue for [...]

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    ‘Frustrated’ parents beg Fayose to pay teachers

‘Frustrated’ parents beg Fayose to pay teachers

Parents of children in public primary and secondary schools in Ekiti state have appealed to Ayodele Fayose, governor of the state, to pay the outstanding salaries of teachers.According to NAN, the parents expressed frustration over the indefinite strike embarked upon by the teachers.Ajibulu Joshua, a parent, said the strike embarked upon by the teachers had caused setbacks for his children [...]

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    Ebonyi NLC chairman hospitalised after ‘police beating’

Ebonyi NLC chairman hospitalised after ‘police beating’

Ikechukwu Nwafor, chairman of the Ebonyi state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), landed in the hospital after alleged assault from the police.Nwafor was said to have been beaten by personnel of the police command in the state when they foiled a protest on Thursday by labour leaders against the increase in the price of premium motor spirit (PMS) [...]

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    NLC says sacking of doctors ‘misadvised’

NLC says sacking of doctors ‘misadvised’

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has called on the federal government to recall sacked resident doctors, adding that it was misadvised and misled.The president of the NLC, Abdulwaheed Omar, on Monday said that the country needed more doctors in the face of the Ebola threat, arguing that there was a ratio of one doctor to five thousand people in the [...]

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    Jonathan: Private jets show Nigeria is not poor

Jonathan: Private jets show Nigeria is not poor

 President Goodluck Jonathan has faulted the World Bank report which placed Nigeria among the five poorest countries in the world, saying "the nation is not poor"."If you talk about ownership of private jets, Nigeria will be among the first 10 countries, yet they are saying that Nigeria is among the five poorest countries," he said.Addressing workers at the May Day [...]

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