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NASU, Research Institutes Workers Begin Indefinite Strike

NASU, Research Institutes Workers Begin Indefinite Strike

STAFF of research institutes and allied institutions in the country, yesterday, in Abuja announced their commencement of indefinite strike over alleged non-implementation of agreement they entered into with the Federal Government. The three unions are Senior Staff Association of Universities, Teaching Hospitals, Research Institutes and Associated Institutions, SSAUTHRIAI; Academic Staff Union of Research Institutions, ASURI, […]

Miner Lonmin Cuts Costs, Builds Cash In Q3

Miner Lonmin Cuts Costs, Builds Cash In Q3

  Platinum miner Lonmin cut more costs and improved its mining performance in its third quarter, it said on Monday, but falling metal prices continued to weigh. Shares in the South Africa-focused company were up 7 percent in London by 0920 GMT, outpacing the wider sector. Lonmin has been struggling with shrinking profit margins due […]

Tanzania: Workers Plead for Relief On Heavily Taxed Salaries

Tanzania: Workers Plead for Relief On Heavily Taxed Salaries

 Tanzania’s workers yesterday asked the government to ease the tax burden on their salaries to enable them provide families with basic needs. Presenting their case before President John Magufuli during the International Workers Day here, the Trade Union Congress of Tanzania (TUCTA) Secretary General, Dr Yahya Msigwa decried what he termed excessive deductions from employees’ […]

Government Workers To Go On Strike As Mugabe Resumes Work

Government Workers To Go On Strike As Mugabe Resumes Work

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, who returned from his medical trip in Singapore Sunday morning, resumed work this Monday, the day civil servants go on strike for non-payment of their bonuses. In a report posted by AFP news agency on Sunday, Mugabe’s spokesman, George Charamba, confirmed his boss’s return from a “scheduled medical review” in Singapore adding […]

Kenya Airways Chairman Prepares Exit Ahead of Pilot Walkout

Kenya Airways Chairman Prepares Exit Ahead of Pilot Walkout

Kenya Airways Chairman Dennis Awori said he plans to leave Africa’s third-largest airline after a pilots union called for a seven-day strike to protest against his employment and the position of Chief Executive Officer Mbuvi Ngunze. “‘I see myself leaving, yes,” Awori said by phone on Thursday. “I have begun the turnaround and honestly Kenya Airways needs […]

NLC Shuts Down Lebanese Firm Over Sack Of 128 Nigerians

NLC Shuts Down Lebanese Firm Over Sack Of 128 Nigerians

THE leadership of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, yesterday led workers to shut down operations at a Lebanese Firm in Abuja, Artco Industries Limited for alleged anti-labour activities and violations of labour law in the country. The National President of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, while addressing workers on the 2016 World Decent Day with the title […]

China’s CNPC Evacuates Most Of Its Staff From South Sudan

China’s CNPC Evacuates Most Of Its Staff From South Sudan

China National Petroleum Company (CNPC) has evacuated the bulk of its workers from South Sudan after fighting started in the capital Juba earlier this month, but its operations were unaffected, a CNPC-run paper said on Tuesday. Many foreigners have been evacuated from South Sudan, the world’s newest nation, which is still recovering from a two-year […]

Fuel strike: UniAbuja Issues ‘no work, no pay’ Warning To ASUU, Others

Fuel strike: UniAbuja Issues ‘no work, no pay’ Warning To ASUU, Others

Following the recent industrial action undertaken by the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, management of the University of Abuja has threatened to enforce the ‘no work no pay’ directive by the Federal Government on any staff who joins in the strike. A statement released over the weekend from the office of the vice chancellor, Professor Michael […]

History Of 28 April

History Of 28 April

The annual World Day for Safety and Health at Work on 28 April promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on the magnitude of the problem and on how promoting and creating a safety and health culture can help reduce the number of […]

The Cocoa Slave Plantations of Africa in the 21st Century

The Cocoa Slave Plantations of Africa in the 21st Century

NTOABOMA — Chocolate means little to my grandmother. In fact, growing up in the average village that was Ntoaboma in the middle of the country now called Ghana, I knew little of the sugar induced accoutrement of uppity ritual myself. I always received gifts throughout the year – especially when one of my grandparents would […]