Trade Union Congress

By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 4th, 2013
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The leadership of organised labour are at it again. After successfully pulling the wool over the faces of Nigerians, who sacrificed their convenience early last year to join the march to resist the federal government’s removal of fuel subsidy, only for them to go behind us and betray the collective t...
By IndepthAfrica
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Dec 7th, 2012
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Adewale Stephen Millions of workers in Nigeria look up to their union leaders to organise them to protect their rights. But recent events show that unionists are fast losing the confidence of the masses When the controversial Central Bank Governor of Nigeria Mallam Sanusi Lamido took his habitual goo...
By IndepthAfrica
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Aug 28th, 2012
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The Senate yesterday faulted the new Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) currency policy and consequently asked it to stop the plan to introduce the N5,000 note immediately. The Senate also warned that no such policy that has far reaching implication on the people must be embarked on without its knowledge ...
By IndepthAfrica
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May 31st, 2012
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Hossam El-Hamalawy ‘Who is the labour candidate in this presidential election?’ This is a question I have been asked frequently in the past few days. My answer is ‘no one’. Despite the presence of left wing candidates in the race, including labour lawyer Khaled Ali, who by all accounts is the most ex...
By IndepthAfrica
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Apr 9th, 2012
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IBADAN – ARMED policemen yesterday took over the Oyo State Secretariat of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in Agodi, Ibadan, over what the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Yabo Mohammed, said was a preventive measure to prevent a breakdown of law and order. Not less than 10 armed Mobil Policemen were see...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 20th, 2012
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The betrayal of the nationwide general strike by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) provides crucial lessons for workers and young people the world over. The strike began January 9. It was officially called off on January 16, following talks with the People’s Democra...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 13th, 2012
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By Fidelis Allen Conflicting roles of unions and civil society. Anti-government protests have been quite successful, although with many reports of police brutality against protesters. But labour unions appear unable to provide a voice for the people in some parts of the country. ‘Labour has been boug...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 13th, 2012
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The outbreak of anger and revolt in Nigeria cannot be attributed entirely to the removal of the oil subsidy by the government. The people are rising against decades of astounding poverty, insecurity and utter disillusionment. INTRODUCTION Today, we the Nigerian people arise to take our destiny in our...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 12th, 2012
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ABUJA—A possible end to the ongoing nationwide strike action was in the offing last night after the Federal Government agreed to temporarily revert to the pre-New Year price of N65 per litre of petrol. At a marathon meeting attended by President Goodluck Jonathan, organised labour, the leadership of ...
By IndepthAfrica
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Jan 10th, 2012
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The attention of the Attorney General of the Federation has been drawn to reports of the unfortunate loss of lives of Nigerians in the course of the demonstrations staged yesterday in some parts of the country. Government regrets this development and commiserates with the affected families. The HAGF ...