New minimum wage adjustments:Varsity workers threaten another strike action

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has threatened another strike across universities. The union’s President, Mohammed Ibrahim, who revealed this in an interview with journalists in Abuja over the weekend, claimed the Federal Government had yet to commence payment of the consequential adjustments for the new national minimum wage and the allowances encapsulated in the earned allowance.  According to Ibrahim, SSANU members are agitated over the delay in implementing the agreement, stressing that the union officials were under pressure to “return to the trenches”. “As you are aware, our…

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Pensioners plan nationwide protest

Members of the Nigeria Union of Pensioners, (NUP), have said they will on Friday embark on a massive nationwide protest over the failure of the Federal Government to increase their pension allowances. The outgoing President of the NUP, Abel Afolayan, disclosed this in Abuja at the 11th quadrennial delegate conference of the union yesterday. He said his members would ground the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation during the protest. Afolayan told newsmen that the union had issued to the Federal Government an ultimatum on the…

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FG, Resident doctors reach agreement to prevent strike

The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Action (MOA) with the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to avert the union’s planned nationwide strike. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the end of a meeting with NARD yesterday, in Abuja. Ngige said that the deliberations were fruitful and that all the things written in the MoA would be implemented. “Hopefully, by tomorrow you will experience the payment as agreed here for the second category of doctors, who are an overflow…

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FG, Resident doctors reach agreement to prevent strike

The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Action (MOA) with the National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) to avert the union’s planned nationwide strike. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the end of a meeting with NARD on Thursday, in Abuja. Ngige said that the deliberations were fruitful and that all the things written in the MoA would be implemented. “Hopefully, by tomorrow, you will experience the payment as agreed here for the second category of doctors, who are an…

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Polytechnic lecturers to begin nationwide strike April 6

The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic, (ASUP), has declared a nationwide strike from April 6, 2021 over alleged “culture of neglect by the government on issues affecting the technological education sub-sector”. ASUP President, Anderson U Ezeibe, disclosed this to newsmen at the end of the 99th meeting of the National Executive Council of the union at Hassan Usman Polytechnic, Katsina. According to him, the industrial action was informed by six key factors affecting polytechnic education. He stated government has consistently failed to address them over the years. The issues, according…

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Fuel Hike: Nigerian Nurses, Midwives serve strike notice

The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM) has given the Federal Government a two-week ultimatum within which to reverse the increase in the price of fuel and electricity tariff or face an indefinite strike action. This was the outcome of its communique issued by the Central Working Committee of the Nigeria Labour Congress held in Abuja on Wednesday. The NANNM expressed these decisions in the directive signed by its General Secretary, T.A. Shettima, issued to its State chairmen and Secretaries and sent to journalists in Abuja on Thursday.…

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