Labor

By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Apr 9th, 2012
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Oyo State civil servants have been urged to use dialogue instead of confrontation to persuade the government for enhanced pay. They were hailed for suspending the strike by the state’s Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the disagreement with the government on the minimum wage offer. The Medical Offic...
By benim
In News
Jun 30th, 2011
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Nigeria’s main labour unions Thursday gave the government a two-week ultimatum to pay workers a minimum wage agreed to a year ago, or face a nationwide strike, including in the key oil sector. “Organised labour under the auspices of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (...
By benim
In Botswana
Jun 11th, 2011
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Authorities says Botswana public workers have ended their 8-week strike and will be back on the job as early as Monday. The French Press Agency quotes a union spokesman as saying 90,000 workers have agreed to accept the government’s 3-percent wage increase, although it is far less than the 16-p...
By benim
In Egypt
Dec 28th, 2010
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Egypt will hold its presidential election in September next year and the ruling party will meet by July to choose its candidate, the party’s policy chief — the president’s son Gamal Mubarak — said on Monday. The approach of the election has prompted speculation over whether Pr...
By benim
In News
Dec 12th, 2010
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Pfizer hired investigators to dig up dirt on Nigeria’s then-attorney general early last year in an effort to pressure him to drop a $6 billion lawsuit against the company, according to a classified U.S. diplomatic cable. The high-profile litigation, which stemmed from a 1996 drug experiment con...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Nov 19th, 2010
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Six employees from the Unity state’s ministry of Education, Science and Technology were killed during an ambush by armed men on their way back from Koch County on Tuesday. Lumba Mut Guong, an accountant who was injured during the attack, spoke to repoters at Bentiu hospital, confirming the incident a...
By benim
In Health
Nov 16th, 2010
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A male scientist says he’s discovered what makes women happy. It’s a hormone called oxytocin, says Paul Zak, a researcher at Claremont Graduate University. Zak presented evidence to back his case today at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego. Produced naturally in the body, o...
By benim
In News
Nov 8th, 2010
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Nigeria’s two main labour unions called a three-day nationwide strike from Wednesday and threatened an indefinite stoppage over what they say is the government’s failure to adopt a $120 monthly minimum wage. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) said the gov...
By benim
In News
Nov 4th, 2010
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Nigeria have named Samson Siasia as their new manager subject to a contract being formalised in the next 48 hours. The 43-year-old former Super Eagles striker was chosen ahead of Stephen Keshi by the Nigeria Football Federation’s technical committee. Siasia, who has worked with Nigeria’s ...