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Aviation unions suspend picketing of Caverton Helicopters

The unions in the aviation sector on Monday suspended their plan to picket Caverton Helicopters Limited, following successful deliberations with the airline’s management.

The coming of micro pension plan

True to the notification, on Thursday, March 28, President Muhammadu Buhari launched the micro pension plan (MPP) which automatically extends retirement benefits to millions of self-employed workers in the informal sector.

Court stops FUTA vice chancellor from spending earned allowances

The National Association of Academic Technologists, NAAT, has dragged the Vice Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, (FUTA), Prof Adeola Fuwape, before an Akure National Industrial Court(NIC) over alleged illegal disbursement and misappropriation of Earned Allowances to undeserving staff without recourse to 2009 federal government/Unions Agreement.
Zimbabwe President elect Emmerson Mnangagwa addresses a press conference at State House in Harare, on August 3, 2018. Mnangagwa defended the landmark election in which he was declared victorious, despite claims from the opposition of vote-rigging. MARCO LONGARI / AFP

Anger as President Mnangagwa raises gas prices in Zimbabwe

Zimbabweans reacted with outrage Sunday to a sharp rise in the price of fuel announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in a move to improve supplies as the country struggles with its worst gasoline shortages in a decade.
In this Thursday, December 20, 2018 handout photo provided by a Sudanese activist, protesters chant slogans during a demonstration in Khartoum, Sudan. (Sudanese Activist via AP)

Clashes erupt as Sudanese march on presidential palace

Police used tear gas and fired in the air on Tuesday to disperse thousands of protesters attempting to march on the presidential palace to demand that Omar Bashir, Sudan's president of 29 years, step down, according to activists and video clips posted online.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha

Boss Mustapha receives NHIS investigative panel report

Mr. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, on Monday in Abuja received the report of the Presidential Independent Fact-Finding Panel on National Health Insurance Scheme.
Wheels from Lion Air Flight 610 were recovered from the sea this month. Ulet Ifansasti-Getty Images

Indonesia: Lion Air jet should have been grounded before fatal crash

A crashed Lion Air jet should have been grounded over a recurrent technical problem before its fatal journey, Indonesian authorities said on Wednesday, as details from the new jet’s flight data recorder suggested that pilots struggled to control its anti-stalling system.
This picture taken on November 26, 2018 shows a banner hanging outside Tunisia's Journalists Union in the capital Tunis depicting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with a caption reading in Arabic "no welcomes to bin Salman in Tunisia, the land of the revolution", before another giant banner depicting him holding a chainsaw with another caption reading in Arabic "no to the desecration of Tunisia, the land of the revolution". (Photo by FETHI BELAID / AFP)

Tunisia protests planned over visit by Saudi crown prince

Tunisian unions and civil society groups called for protests on Monday against a planned visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Aviation unions back proposed increase in passenger service charge

Some unions in the aviation sector have backed the proposed increment in the Passenger Service Charge (PSC) by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN).
Femi Adesina, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari

Presidency: N30,000 minimum wage for civil servants not feasible

The spokesperson to President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina, had said that the proposed N30, 000 as minimum wage for civil servants, is not feasible.
The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria held a peaceful protest in Lagos on Tuesday to mark the 40th anniversary of the organisation.

Minimum wage: Labour threatens fresh showdown with federal government

Three major unions in Nigeria said they will call out workers on nationwide strike on November 6, if the Federal Government fails to meet its demand on the new National Minimum Wage of N30,000 agreed upon.

COEASU tells federal government to brace up for more strikes

Staff unions in colleges under the aegis of the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) have threatened to destabilise the entire academic system with more strikes over the “no work, no pay policy” being mooted by the Federal Government.
Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP)

Polytechnic lecturers give strike notice

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), has reminded the Federal Government of the 21-day ultimatum issued on October 2, 2018, to address issues which led to the 2017 dispute or, be ready for total shutdown of polytechnics across the country.
Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2)

Aviation unions suspend industrial action against Bi-Courtney

Unions in the aviation sector on Thursday night called off their two-day industrial action against Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited.
Murtala Muhammed Airport 2 (MMA2)

Aviation unions threaten to extend picketing to other terminals

The unions in the aviation sector on Thursday threatened to ground flight operations at all terminals of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, over the sacking of their members by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited.

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.

Governor Ortom raises the alarm over fresh cattle invasion of Benue

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has raised the alarm over planned invasion of part of the state by herdsmen with over 10,000 cattle as part of a grand plan to further destabilise the state.

Donald Trump faces ‘carnival of protest’ on trip to Britain

A barrage of nationwide protests will greet US President Donald Trump’s four-day trip to Britain from Thursday, with organisers hoping to stage one of the country’s biggest demonstrations in decades following a series of diplomatic spats.

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