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lnstitute to collaborate with stakeholders on labour relations

The Michael Imoudu National Institute for Labour Studies (MlNILS), Ilorin, Kwara, said it would collaborate with stakeholders toward ensuring harmonious labour relations between employers and employees.

NLC demands inauguration of NSITF, other federal boards

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has again called on ministers to inaugurate the boards of federal parastatals already constituted by the federal government.

Federal government withdraws registration certificate of labour union

The Federal Government has withdrawn the certificate of registration issued to Agricultural and Allied Employees Union of Nigeria (AAEUN) following leadership tussle with sister union, Agriculture and Allied Workers Union (AAWUN).

RTEAN decries exclusion from signing of INEC’s MoU with transport unions

The Leadership of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria has decried its exclusion from signing the Memorandum of Understanding between Transport Unions and the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Federal government sets date for minimum wage bill

The federal government has finally set a date for the transmission of a bill for a new national minimum wage, a move aimed to stop the organised labour from starting a strike about a month before presidential election.

Federal government, labour meet in Abuja over minimum wage

The Federal Government and leadership of the organised labour are currently meeting at the Ministry of Labour and Employment in Abuja over the minimum wage issue with the aim of finding a solution to the controversy surrounding the new minimum wage of N30,000.

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”.

Federal government, oil suppliers partner to sanitise sector

The Federal Government is seeking collaboration with oil suppliers to end unwholesome practices and sanitise the oil and gas sector of the Nigerian economy.

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 to eradicate child labour, human trafficking by 2025

Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, has said that the was doing everything possible to effectively eradicate forced labour, modern slavery, human trafficking and secure prohibition and elimination of the worst forms of child labour by the year 2025.

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.

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