Saturday, January 20, 2018

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    Kaduna teachers suspend strike

Kaduna teachers suspend strike

The Kaduna state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has called off its strike.The union had embarked on the strike on January 8, to protest the sacking of of 21,780 of their colleagues who failed a competency test conducted by the state government in 2017.Announcing the suspension via a statement on Thursday, Adamu Amba, the state NUT chairman, said [...]

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    Kaduna protest: Showdown looms as police deploy 8000 officers

Kaduna protest: Showdown looms as police deploy 8000 officers

The police have deployed 8,000 personnel across Kaduna state ahead of the protest by the Nigerian Labour Congress over the sacking of 36,000 civil servants.NAN reports that heavily armed security personnel were stationed at the NLC headquarters along Independence Way and strategic areas of the metropolis while others were patrolling the town.The police and other security personnel were also stationed [...]

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    El-Rufai vows to punish those who dared him, says strike won’t restore ‘bad’ teachers

El-Rufai vows to punish those who dared him, says strike won’t restore ‘bad’ teachers

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has vowed to take actions against teachers who obeyed the strike order of the National Union of Teachers (NUT).The Kaduna chapter of the union had asked its members to stay off work from Monday in protest of the decision of the government to sack over 20,000 teachers who failed competency test.El-Rufai had warned the [...]

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    El-Rufai threatens to sack teachers who embark on strike

El-Rufai threatens to sack teachers who embark on strike

The administration of Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna, has threatened to fire any teacher who embarks on strike.This is as a result of the directive of the state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) that its members should stay off work from Monday.The union asked teachers to protest the sack of over 20,000 of their colleagues who failed a [...]

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    Osun workers suspend three-day strike

Osun workers suspend three-day strike

The joint labour unions in Osun on Saturday called off their three-day-old strike embarked upon on Wednesday after meeting with the state government officials.NAN reports that the labour unions, led by Jacob Adekomi, the state chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), agreed to call off the strike after the state government acceded to some of their demands and a memorandum [...]

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    Strike by Arik Air cabin crew leaves passengers stranded across Nigeria

Strike by Arik Air cabin crew leaves passengers stranded across Nigeria

An unannounced industrial action by the cabin crew of Arik Air leaft hundreds of its passengers stranded in various airports across the country.Lagos and Abuja were the worst hit as the airline has its major customers there.The cabin crew commenced the strike action this morning without prior notice over what they termed “non- increment of their salaries and allowances".Several passengers [...]

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    ASUP suspends nationwide strike

ASUP suspends nationwide strike

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has suspended its nationwide strikeUsman Duste, national president of ASUP, announced this on Wednesday during the union’s 14th national delegates conference holding in Bauchi state.ASUP embarked on the industrial action on November 13 over the failure of the federal government to implement its agreements with the union reached since 2016.Dutse said the union was [...]

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    ASUP to commence indefinite strike Monday

ASUP to commence indefinite strike Monday

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) says it will embark on an indefinite strike starting from Monday, November 13, 2017.The union announced this after its national executive council meeting which held at the Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna state on Saturday. [...]

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    Benue workers begin indefinite strike

Benue workers begin indefinite strike

Civil servants in Benue on Tuesday commenced an indefinite strike over unpaid salaries.On Monday, the joint executive council of the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress had directed the workers to begin the industrial action the next day (Tuesday).In a communique issued at their meeting in Makurdi, the labour leaders had said the strike was [...]

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    FG, health workers fail to reach agreement

FG, health workers fail to reach agreement

The federal government has not been able to reach an agreement with striking health workers in the country.On Tuesday, Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, and Isaac Adewole, health minister, met with the leadership of the Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU), but the meeting ended in deadlock.Ngige criticised the health workers for "not following the provisions" of existing labour laws, [...]

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    Kogi workers begin indefinite strike

Kogi workers begin indefinite strike

The organised Labour in Kogi state has directed workers in ministries, agencies and parastatals to commence an indefinite strike from Friday, September 22.Ranti Ojo, chairman of the state chapter of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), and Onu Edoka, his Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) counterpart, gave the order in Lokoja, the state capital, on Thursday.Ojo asked the workers to shun offices [...]

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    ASUU suspends strike

ASUU suspends strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has announced a conditional suspension of its nationwide strike.Biodun Ogunyemi, president of the union, announced the suspension at the end of a meeting with top government officials led by Chris Ngige, minister of labour, in Abuja on Monday.ASUU declared a nationwide strike on August 13, citing the failure of the government to implement the 2009 [...]

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    Resident doctors suspend strike after 10 days

Resident doctors suspend strike after 10 days

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended of its 10-day-old strike for two weeks to monitor the level of federal government’s compliance with the agreement reached.The two weeks period is to afford the doctors enough time to further discuss with the federal government to arrive at final solutions to the contentious issues.The doctors would, however, resume the strike [...]

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    Health workers to begin strike ‘worse than Operation Python Dance’

Health workers to begin strike ‘worse than Operation Python Dance’

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) says it will begin a nationwide strike next Wednesday.The union said the planned action was due to the government's failure to meet its demands.Its demands include payment of arrears of specialist allowances and upgrade of members of the union due for promotion.JOHESU tagged the planned action 'Operation Alligator Bite', saying it would be more [...]

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    Half-baked doctors, failed lecturers and their strikes

Half-baked doctors, failed lecturers and their strikes

Sometime in July last year, I “strutted” to a hospital to have a niggling problem in my system checked out. The hospital is a popular one in the federal capital territory. After quotidian protocol, I was asked to wait to see a doctor. I sat in the lobby chipping away at time on my mobile phone. I was called in [...]

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    Doctors fail to suspend strike as FG breaches agreement

Doctors fail to suspend strike as FG breaches agreement

Hope that strike by the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) would be suspended was dashed on Friday as the federal government breached an agreement it reached with the association.The government failed to pay a backlog of salary arrears to the doctors as it promised to do on Wednesday.Arikawe Adeolu, a member of the national executive council of NARD, confirmed [...]

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