College unions threaten to down tools in Nasarawa

July 7, 2020 Mohammed Yangida 0

Joint unions in the College of Education Akwanga, Nasarawa state, Tuesday called on the state government to urgently address the backlog of demands bordering on welfare before the resumption of academic session or risk another industrial action. Chairman of the joint unions in the college, Comrade Edward Daniel, made the call at a news briefing in Akwanga, Akwanga local government Read More

Amid Covid-19, health workers threaten to strike in Abuja

May 11, 2020 Moses John 0

The Joint Health Sector Union and Assembly of Health Care Professionals (JOHESU) in FCT has given the management of Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on or before May 28, 2020 to resolve all pending disputes with the workers or face industrial action. FCT JOHESU Chairperson Mrs Debora Yusuf in a strike notice addressed to the Minister dated May 7, 2020, Read More

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COVID-19: Striking doctors return to work

March 21, 2020 Editor 0

As the world battle to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has directed striking doctors to resume work. President of the association, Dr Francis Adedayo Faduyile, who made the call during a press briefing in Abuja said, ”We direct all medical associations that have declared industrial actions against their management to suspend all actions as the National NMA shall Read More

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IPPIS: ASUU heaps fresh accusation on FG

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has accused the Federal Government of perpetrating fraud through the implementation of the controversial Integrated Personnel and Payroll Information System (IPPIS).The union described the $140million loan, allegedly obtained by the government for the implementation of IPPIS as a “massive fraud”. The coordinator of ASUU Lagos zone, Prof Olusiji Sowande, made this known on Read More

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Anambra declares 1,901 private schools illegal

March 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The Anambra state government Tuesday declared a total of 1901 primary and secondary schools operating in the state as not legally registered. The state Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha, who disclosed this in a joint press briefing with the chairman, Anambra Internal Revenue Service (AIRS), Dr David Nzekwu, announced that only 187 of the private schools are registered Read More

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Reps wade in to end ASUU’s strike

March 10, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The House of Representatives Monday mandated its leadership to wade into the ongoing industrial action embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), with a view to bringing it to an end.  This came following a motion moved under matters of urgent public importance by Hon Musa Bagos, who expressed concerns that frequent strikes by the union was Read More

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Please shelve planned strike, PSC begs Labour

October 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Presidential Support Committee (PSC) has pleaded with Organised Labour to put the interest of the country first by shelving its proposed nationwide industrial action. It noted that the planned strike “cannot be the best option for the country at a time that President Muhammadu Buhari is doing his best to wriggle the country out of the economic, social and Read More

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Minimum wage: Labour fires new warning shot at FG

October 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Labour Congress has urged the Federal Government to conclude the negotiations for the consequential salary adjustment of the N30, 000 new national minimum wage so that all workers would have a reason to smile at the end of this month. The NLC had given the government the October 16 deadline to either resolve the issue or risk an industrial Read More

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ASUP Unwana gives conditions to call off strike

August 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The industrial action embarked upon by members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Unwana chapter, may come to an end any moment from now, with the intervention of the governing council of Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic Unwana (AIFPU), though management of the institution is yet to meet their demands.The union had embarked on an indefinite strike on Thursday, August 1, 2019, over Read More

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Nasarawa: JUSUN suspends planned strike

August 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has extended its 21-day ultimatum issued to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) to compel the Chief Judge of Nasarawa State Justice Suleiman Dikko to resolve the issues that led to the nine months old industrial crisis in the state or face industrial action. The extension followed an intervention of the state Governor Read More

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NAICOM: Strike looms as ASCSN gives 7-day ultimatum

June 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) has been given a 7-day ultimatum to implement an agreement reached with an association of senior civil servants in 2017 or face industrial action. The Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN), a frontline affiliate member of the Trade Union Congress (TUC) of Nigeria in a letter to the management of the commission, stressed Read More

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UniIlorin 49+: ASUU demands apology for late Oduleye, others

June 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has asked the authorities of university of Ilorin to tender an apology to the family of late Professor Samson Olatunde Oduleye, a member of the Unilorin 49+ who died recently and others vindicated by Supreme Court Judgement. Oduleye, was a former chairman of ASUU, Unilorin Chapter, he was aged 75. The union also Read More

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Strike: Again, ASUU issues threat to FG

May 24, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU) has threatened to embark on a fresh industrial action if the federal government fails to show commitment towards implementing the 2019 Memorandum of Action. ASUU National President, Professor Biodun Ogunyemi issued the threat during a briefing with the Minister of Education Adamu Adamu while giving an update on the ongoing renegotiation with the Read More

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Oyo: Pupils sit at home as teachers’ strike enters Day 2

May 21, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Pupils of various primary schools in Oyo State on Tuesday stayed away from their schools as the strike embarked upon by their teachers continued. Primary school teachers in the state had on Monday commenced an indefinite industrial action to press home their demands. The demands include better welfare for members, payment of promotion arrears and payment of primary school pensioners. Read More

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Aviation unions end strike at MMA2

October 12, 2018 Editorial III 0

Unions in the aviation sector on Thursday night called off their two-day industrial action against Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL) at Murtala Muhammed Airport2 in Lagos. This followed the signing of an agreement by the union leaders and BASL management. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the agreement was brokered by the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and Read More

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Edo teachers begin indefinite strike over minimum wage tomorrow

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

Primary school teachers under the aegis of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in Edo state will tomorrow begin indefinite strike over non implementation of N25, 000 minimum wage. The teachers said the minimum wage was approved by the state government for all workers in the state in May 2016. The industrial action, according to a statement issued by the Read More

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NEMA carpets staff over allegations

June 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

The management of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has carpeted worker for embarking on industrial action over what it described as frivolous allegations. The NEMA headquarters was last week shut down by the local branch of the Association of Senior Civil Servant of Nigeria with prior notice to the management before the action was taken. NEMA’s head of Media, Read More

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NEMA boss approves new package for staff

June 18, 2018 Blueprint 0

Governing Council of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has approved new and enhanced conditions of service for staff. The agency has similarly secured approval from the Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) for Group Life Insurance for NEMA workers in view of the increasing emergency needs. The agency’s response to the workers’ demands was contained in a statement by the Read More

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ABU senior staff pull out of SSANU strike

March 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) chapter of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has pulled out of the industrial action embarked on by the union nationwide since December last. The senior staff who held its congress in the union secretariat at the main campus of the university on Tuesday directed all its members to resume work without further delay. Read More

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…You’ve broken our agreements, NLC tells gov

January 11, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja The organised labour in Kogi state yesterday accused the state government of reneging on all the agreements entered into with the government before the suspension of the industrial action in November 2017. The state chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Onuh Edoka and his Trade Union Congress (TUC) counterpart, Comrade Ranti Ojo stated this Read More