Harrowing experiences as passengers bemoan railway workers’ strike

November 19, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Passengers across Nigeria were Thursday made to bear the brunt of the strike action by workers of the Nigerian Railway Corporation whose two unions, the Nigeria Union of Railway Workers (NURW) and the Senior Staff Association (SSA) made real their threat to commence a three-day warning strike following irreconcilable differences in their negotiations for workers welfare. Minister of Transportation, Mr. Read More

Railway workers embark on 3-day warning strike, protest in Ibadan

November 19, 2021 Bayo Agboola 0

Nigerian Union of Railway Workers and Senior Staff Association Thursday staged protested against unjust salary of their members by the federal government. The protest disrupted activities at the Obafemi Awolowo Train Station, Moniya, Ibadan as the protesting workers invaded the station with various placards to express their grievances against the government. Some of their placards had inscriptions such as ” Read More

Falling standard amidst ASUU’s threat

November 18, 2021 Blueprint 0

None of Nigeria’s public universities was able to be in the top ten among the universities in Africa in the recently released webometrics ranking of universities in the world in August 2021, by the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest public research body in Spain.  The nascent of a university Read More

Brace up for strike, NRC management tells workers

November 17, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The management of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) Wednesday notified senior management staff to brace up for the planned strike action by labour unions in the corporation beginning Thursday and ensure its assets are protected against vandalism. Managing Director of the corporation, Fidet Okhiria, in an internal memo requested the support of the Commissioner of Police, Railway Command and that Read More

Full blown fuel scarcity looms as NUPENG threatens strike

November 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) has issued a two-week strike notice to the federal government, raising the possibility of fuel scarcity across the country in the coming weeks. This was contained in a statement jointly signed by NUPENG President, Williams Akhoreha, and General Secretary, Olawale Afolabi, Monday. The union said the notice of strike was one Read More

Earned allowances: 24 hrs after ASUU’s strike notice, NASU threatens same

November 17, 2021 Moses John 0

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Education and Associated Institutions (NASU), has threatened to resume its suspended strike following biasness of federal government towards non teaching staff in the universities on the payment of earned allowances. National President of NASU, Comrade Makolo Hassan, who dropped the hint at the end of the union’s National Executive Council (NEC) in Abuja Tuesday, stated Read More

JORAISU decries poor funding of Research Institutes, says strike continues

November 16, 2021 Muhammad Tanko 0

The striking Joint Research and Allied Institution Sector Unions of Nigeria (JORAISU), Plateau state branch, Monday reiterated its call on the federal government to save the souls of the institutions, by implement the 2020 agreements. The workers who assembled adjacent, the National Institute for Policy and Stratigic Studies (NIPSS),said through their spokesman, Comrade Biyal Ezekiel Daniel, on behalf of the Read More

Organised labour reaches agreement with Cross River, suspends strike

November 11, 2021 Joseph Obung 0

Organised Labour in Cross River state has suspended the 31- day strike action after reaching an agreement with the Cross River state government on the 14 demands of Labour which led to the industrial action. In a press statement, made available to journalists in Calabar, Thursday, labour said the agreement was mediated by the Traditional Rulers’ Council, headed by the Read More

Varsities’ non teaching staff begins 3-day warning strike

November 10, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) of Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities and Associated Institutions (NASU),the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) have directed their members to proceed on a three day protest over the sharing formula of the recently approved N22,127 billion Earned Allowances for the four universities-based unions. The unions had earlier rejected the sharing formula of the Read More