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Aviation workers raise alarm over imminent extinction of sector

Aviation workers have cried to the Federal Government to come to the rescue of the sector to prevent the total extinction of the sector which they described as worst hit by the rampaging coronavirus pandemic.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday said that it was working with the Federal Government and some States to eliminate child labour in the country by 2025.

ILO: Informal sector poverty to increase by 56 percent

International Labour Organisation, ILO, has said the COVID-19 lockdown and containment measures across the globe will increase poverty levels among the world’s informal economy workers by 56 percent in low-income countries.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

May Day: Minister urges workers to imbibe common will to conquer coronavirus

As the world commemorates the May Day celebration, dedicated to workers, amidst the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic, the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator (Dr) Chris Ngige, has called on Nigerian Workers to develop and imbibe a common will to fight and conquer the invisible enemy.

UN urges firms to ensure safety as workers return

As some countries begin to ease their lockdown restrictions, governments and employers must prepare workplaces and ensure people can return safely to prevent a resurgence of COVID-19, the UN said Tuesday.
NECA’s Director-General, Mr Timothy Olawale, who made the call on Tuesday in Lagos, called for more specific and direct business sustainability schemes, to save the private sector.

Private sector, labour call for guided relaxation of lockdown to save economy

Organised Private Sector, OPS; Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and its United Labour Congress of Nigeria, ULC, counterpart, have agreed that there is need for guided relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday said that it was working with the Federal Government and some States to eliminate child labour in the country by 2025.

ILO: 195 million jobs at risk globally

The 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 the year, a report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) has said.

ILO: Coronavirus could cost the world 25 million jobs

Almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is according to a new assessment by The International Labour Congress (ILO).
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

UN: Coronavirus disrupting education of 849.4m worldwide

The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting the education of an eye-popping 849.4 million people worldwide, the monitoring arm of the United Nations’ Cultural and Education Agency (UNESCO) said yesterday.
Timothy Olawale - Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)

NECA restrains House of Reps from criminalising casualisation

The Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) has described the attempt of the House of Representatives to amend the Labour Act by inserting a clause criminalising casualisation at the workplace and regulating the practice of outsourcing as premature.
The Rivers State government has sealed the secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

Labour leaders warn Governor Wike sealed secretariat, minimum wage

National leaders of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, have advised Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to reopen the secretariat of the state council of NLC without further delay and not try their patience.
Chris Ngige

Minister seeks international cooperation to eradicate child labour

Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment has called for international cooperation to eradicate child labour in Nigeria.

ILO: Underpaid workers hit half a billion globally

Similarly, the World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2020, WESO, shows that unemployment is projected to increase by around 2.5 million in 2020.

25 Osun university workers protest suspension

Twenty five workers of Osun State University (UNIOSUN), who were recently suspended by the institution’s management, have taken their case to state governor, Adegboyega Oyetola.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

ILO commends President Buhari over minimum wage

The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday said that it was working with the Federal Government and some States to eliminate child labour in the country by 2025.

ILO, federal government, states can collaborate to end child labour by 2025 – official

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday said that it was working with the Federal Government and some States to eliminate child labour in the country by 2025.

Ekiti to benefit from World Bank’s RAAMP project in 2020

The World Bank has said that Ekiti State would soon join the list of states on the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) commencing in 2020.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google celebrates World Teachers’ day with doodle

Newsmen report that Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages intended to commemorate holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures.
Chris Ngige

ILO: Senator Ngige’s re-appointment reward for outstanding performance

The Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Mr Guy Ryder, has commended the re-appointment of Senator Chris Ngige as Nigeria’s Minister of Labour and Employment; describing it as a reward for outstanding performance in a very sensitive ministry.

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