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TUC seeks stronger movement on reconciliation of NLC, ULC

TUC seeks stronger movement on reconciliation of NLC, ULC

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The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), has called for a stronger and united labour movement that would help redirect the ship of the country. Noting that Nigeria is already faced with many challenges that required a united labour movement to address, they recalled how difficult it has been to actualise the new minimum wage due to the schism in the movement. The expectation came as a result of the recent reconciliation between the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and United Labour Congress (ULC), thereby shelving a five-year disagreement that arose from the 10th National Delegates Conference of Congress in 2015. This comes as the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), believes the unification of the unions would reposition labour movement to resi...
NLC seeks debt pardon, moratorium from development agencies

NLC seeks debt pardon, moratorium from development agencies

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has advocated that Nigeria should be included in the list of countries that should benefit from debt pardon and moratorium. NLC President Ayuba Wabba who disclosed this in Abuja said the world has never experienced such disruption to health and economy as presented by COVID-19 and called for unity to tackle the challenge. He said the virus has pushed many countries into a desperate search for funds to cope with rising health emergencies especially with regards to the supply of life supporting medical equipment, protective kits and drugs. The response of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at providing debt relief service to 25 poor countries could not have come at a better time, Wabba said. At its executive board meeting on April 13, 2020, t...
Tackling economic recession in COVID-19 era

Tackling economic recession in COVID-19 era

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The rampaging Coronavirus, otherwise called COVID-19, crept into the consciousness of the world without much fanfare. The initial response was lackadaisical as the world thought a simple containment in the quiet, yet busy town of Wuhan, a province in China, would be sufficient to keep the virus at bay. About 12 weeks of announcing its arrival, COVID-19 has shown enough potency of wreaking phenomenal havoc on the global economy as British, United States, Spain and Italy economies are presently on a shaky ground. With the super-power economies under immense threat close to nothing seen in the history of the world, the time to roll back the frontiers of the epidemic is now. Indeed, the world is unanimous that a global action is urgently needed. The International Labour Organisation (ILO) ...