2 Oct 2019
As difficult union systems progress through the coming years, their liability to encounter snakes or ladders will depend, however, not on throws of the dice, but on certain dispositions and capacity to take initiates
26 Sep 2019
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and human right lawyer, Femi Falana have urged the United States of America to lift the economic sanction imposed on Cuba. Speaking in Abuja during the opening session of the 6th Cuba-Africa regional meeting and conference, President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba said the...
17 Sep 2019
Meeting of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) and the Federal Government deadlocked again yesterday, as they failed to agree over relativity and consequential adjustment for the implementation of the new minimum wage.
27 Aug 2019
In a country where one in every five persons is unemployed, its development challenges are often formidable. But that is the scenario in today’s Nigeria. The festering social upheavals are clearly a manifestation of a society that is unable to keep the majority of her citizens engaged in productive activities.
27 Aug 2019
The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has ordered the immediate reorganisation of the secretariat of the congress. Rising from its meeting in Kano recently, the organ also ratified the retirement of Dr Peter Ozo-Eson while appointing Emmanuel Ogboaja as his replacement.
7 Jul 2019
Text: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-10; 1 Thessalonians 4:11 Key Verse: 2 Thessalonians 3:10, “For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.” (NIV) Success is not a product of luck but hard work. If you hate work, you will die poor. Work is…
8 May 2019
Let me start my recalling that economists divide all economic activity in an economy into two broad categories, which are goods and services. So it is either a country is producing goods or producing services. Before 2014, it was always reported that Nigeria’s agriculture contribute close to 40 percent of the nation’s GDP but after…
1 May 2019
Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Wednesday commended labour unions for their understanding and cooperation in the last four years, which ensured that the state did not witness any industrial action. Ambode gave the commendation at the May Day Rally, held at the Agege Stadium, Lagos, with the theme, “Another 100 Years of Jobs,…
14 Apr 2019
The Federal Government’s tacit endorsement of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) advice on fuel subsidy removal has already triggered far-reaching consequences, with most petroleum marketers hoarding or rationing Premium Motor Spirit (PMS). Expectedly, this has led to fuel queues appearing across the country. The planned subsidy removal notwithstanding, the inability of the Federal Government and…
16 Oct 2018
When the organised labour suspended its strike action over declaration of negotiation of minimum wage on Sunday, 30th September 2018, it was believed that a new minimum wage would soon be announced.
16 Oct 2018
The Federal Government yesterday assured of improving the welfare of workers at all times, insisting that the new minimum wage impasse will soon be resolved. Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, disclosed this in Enugu at the kick-off of Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria (FMBN) national affordable housing project at Edeoballa–Nsukka, Enugu State.…
19 Aug 2018
Maria has been in a popular hospital for three weeks since the delivery of her twins. She says her husband ran away after he found out she was pregnant. Despite the cheap cost of the medical bills, Maria cannot afford to cover her bills. Since then, doctors, whose profession is characterised by owed salaries, have…