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ASUU strike: Federal government set to meet with union on Monday

The Federal Government will meet with the Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU) on Monday Dec.10, over the ongoing nationwide strike.

ASUU Strike: Chris Ngige chides Femi Falana on ‘no work, no pay’ policy, takes...

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has chided Femi Falana (SAN) over his position on the “no work, no pay” policy of the Federal Government regarding the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities.

Another 116 stranded Nigerians return from Libya

The returnees who had tried to proceed to Europe en-route Libya were repatriated from the North African country by International Organisation for Migration (IOM).
African migrants, who according to the Libyan navy were rescued by the country's coast guard, are brought to the naval base of the capital Tripoli on June 21, 2018. MAHMUD TURKIA - AFP

Migration: Federal government advises Nigerians to utilise migrants resource centres

The Federal Government on Wednesday advised Nigerians who are planning to migrate to make use of the newly created Migrant Resource Centres (MRC) to get adequate information relating to their destination countries.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 17th Oct 2018 4

Strike: Federal government to issue white paper on ‘no-work, no-pay’ principle

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved the draft White Paper on the report of the Technical Committee on the Industrial Relations Matters in the Federal Public Service.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 17th Oct 2018 4

Federal government moves to check excesses of labour unions

There are indications that more crisis may erupt in the industrial sector as members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), rose from their meeting on Wednesday to approve a draft white paper for implementation of “No work no pay rule”.

Oil and gas workers threaten strike over alleged Chevron’s anti-labour practices

Oil and gas workers unions are threatening industrial action over alleged plans by the management of Chevron to circumvent labour contract guidelines to sack thousands of its workers.

2019: Labour promises to vote out leaders owing salaries, pensions

The organized labour has threatened to vote out those owing workers salaries, pension and gratuities in the 2019 general elections.

Minister affirms federal government’s commitment to job creation, inaugurates multi-sectoral task team

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, on Tuesday reiterated the commitment of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to reversing the ugly trend of youth unemployment through the involvement of a broad spectrum of stakeholders in a roundtable discussion on Youth Employment and Skills Development, in partnership with the African Development Bank Group.

Federal government expresses commitment to accelerate fight against child labour

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has reiterated the Federal Government’s commitment to accelerate action in achieving alliance 8.7 of the Sustainable Development Goal that seeks immediate and effective measures to eradicate forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and secure prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour by the year 2025.

TUC: Workers to know new minimum wage in August

The President of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, Mr. Bobboi Kaigama, announced on Wednesday that a new amount agreed on by the Federal Government and labour to serve as Nigeria’s new minimum wage would be announced next month.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs.Winifred Ekanem Oyo-Ita

President Buhari redeploys three permanent secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the redeployment of three permanent secretaries to the Federal Ministries of Labour, Communication and Health.

Labour ministry denies car empowerment claim

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has denied a trending news item that the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment in partnership with the African Development Bank is empowering youths with Peugeot cars.

JOHESU: Senator Saraki’s intervention made us return to work

The Joint Health Sector (JOHESU) on Thursday suspended its 43-day old strike, directing its members to resume work on Friday 1st of June.

Minister: Federal government to extend social security to informal sector

Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Prof. Stephen Ocheni, has disclosed that the absence of Social Security data on the informal economy is an anomaly that contributes immensely to the exposure of workers to precarious and dangerous work conditions in the country.

Workers Day: Don’t discriminate against workers living with HIV/AIDS – NACA

The National Agency for the Control of AIDS (NACA) has cautioned employers of labour in the country not to discriminate against their employees with HIV.

Strike: We are unmoved by federal government’s ‘No Work no Pay’ threat – JOHESU

The Joint Health Sector Unions (JOHESU) have called a bluff of the federal government’s threat to invoke the ‘no work no pay rule’ rule should the unions persist in continuing with their strike.

Federal government reassures commitment to campaign against corruption in MDAs

Mr Bolaji Adebiyi, the Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, says the Federal Government is committed to the campaign against corruption in Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

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