COVID-19 forces NLC, TUC to go online with May Day celebrations
The 2020 edition of the May Day celebration will come as the most uneventful in a long while. Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President Ayuba Wabba and his Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart, Quadri Olaleye, will deliver their addresses through zoom today.
‘195m jobs at risk globally without policy measures’
The ravaging COVID-19 epidemic may wipe out about 195 million full time jobs or 6.7 per cent of working hours globally in the second quarter of 2020, a new report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said.
ILO seeks protection of seafarers amid COVID-19 crisis
The need to treat seafarers with “dignity and respect” during COVID-19 crisis has been emphasized by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).The ILO urged that the seafarers should be treated as ‘key workers’, and be exempted from travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Workers may lose $3.4 trillion income to COVID-19, says ILO
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) has disclosed that about 25 million people would become unemployed, while over $3.4 trillion income would be lost to the novel coronavirus globally.
Buhari’s daughter in isolation as Nigeria’s coronavirus cases rise
The Federal Government and organisations intensified efforts yesterday to check the spread of the coronavirus. At the nation’s seat of power, the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari ordered the immediate shutdown of her office for two weeks and directed the staff of her office
UN says coronavirus pandemic could leave up to 24.7m unemployed
The coronavirus pandemic could cost up to 24.7 million jobs around the world if governments fail to come up with a coordinated policy response to the economic fallout of the health crisis
Nigeria seeks collaboration with U.S. to tackle child labour
The Federal Government has solicited technical assistance from the United States (U.S.), in its bid to eliminate the menace of child labour in Nigeria.Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, made the call in Abuja, when he received in audience, the U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Mary Beth Leonard.
ILO urges Africa to embrace human-centre future of work
The International Labour Organisation (ILO), has urged African countries to work towards a work arena that does not only have human face, but also has human beings at its centre.
‘Uncertain global economic outlook calls for renewed labour policies, institutions’
Growing concerns about global economic and employment prospects must be met with robust policies to promote employment, social dialogue, labour standards and institutions, the International...