Thursday, November 16, 2017

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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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    Finally, ASUU, FG reach agreement

Finally, ASUU, FG reach agreement

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has reached an agreement with the federal government.The accord comes after a meeting, which lasted 12 hours, between the leadership of the union and a government delegation led by Adamu Adamu, minister of education.Speaking with journalists at the end of the meeting, Biodun Ogunyemi, national president of ASUU, said the dialogue yielded "a [...]

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    Medical doctors: Between Hippocratic oath and right to strike

Medical doctors: Between Hippocratic oath and right to strike

Although civil rights and liberties are mostly expressly given either constitutionally or statutorily, right to strike is not anywhere in the extant Nigerian labour laws. The right stems from series of protection and immunities granted to the actions of striking unionists in the first place; and as a derivative of the constitutional right to peaceful assembly and association in the [...]

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    Total shutdown of varsities looms as non-teaching staff begin strike Sept 11

Total shutdown of varsities looms as non-teaching staff begin strike Sept 11

The joint action committee of Non-Teaching Staff of Universities has directed its members to proceed on a nationwide strike on September 11.The directive is coming a month after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked on a strike, shutting down some universities.If the non-teaching staff unions begin its action, it will mean a total shutdown of federal universities.The committee [...]

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    Health minister asks govt hospitals to engage ad hoc doctors

Health minister asks govt hospitals to engage ad hoc doctors

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has directed heads of federal hospitals to immediately engage the services of ad hoc doctors to augment the services of those available.The directive followed the strike embarked on by resident doctors,  who took the action over the failure of the government to meet their demands, on Monday. One of their demands is the payment of [...]

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    Strike: Health minister asks govt hospitals to make use of NYSC members

Strike: Health minister asks govt hospitals to make use of NYSC members

Isaac Adewole, minister of health, has directed heads of federal government hospitals to employ the services of doctors, who are currently undergoing the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme, to ensure that there is no break in medical delivery.The minister’s directive followed the strike of resident doctors. On Monday, the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) embarked on a [...]

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    Resident doctors begin nationwide strike

Resident doctors begin nationwide strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has commenced an indefinite strike over the failure of the federal government to meet its demands.The association resolved to take this action after its national executive council meeting which ended in the early hours of Monday in Abuja.Some of the demands of the association include the payment of the salary arrears of its [...]

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    ASUU strike may be called off within one week, says FG

ASUU strike may be called off within one week, says FG

The federal government says the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) may be called off “within the next one week”. Adamu Adamu, minister of education, said this on Thursday at a meeting with the senate committee on tertiary education and TETFUND in Abuja.ASUU, an umbrella body of all university lecturers in the country, is currently on [...]

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