Saturday, June 19, 2021



Child labour rises to 160m, as COVID-19 makes more vulnerable- UN

The UN revealed that for the first time in two decades the number of children put to work has risen to 160 million worldwide representing an increase of 8.4 million over four years.

Working for 55 hours a week killed 745,000 people – Study

Long working hours led to 745,000 deaths from stroke and ischemic heart disease in 2016. This is according to estimates by the World Health Organisation,...

Labour rejects Nigerian govt’s plans to slash salaries

The Organised Labour has condemned and rejected the plan by the Federal Government to slash the salaries of workers in the country.

Sri Lanka to raise minimum age of employment to 16

Sri Lanka plans to pass a legislation raising the country’s minimum age of employment to 16, state media reported on Wednesday.

Somali president appoints new prime minister

Somali President Mohamed Farmajo has appointed Mohamed Roble as the country’s new prime minister to replace Ali Khaire, who was impeached by parliament in July.

Nigerian govt begs resident doctors to suspend strike

The Federal Government on Tuesday urged the National Association of Resident Doctors, NARD, to suspend its ongoing industrial action across the country.

COVID-19 may push millions of children into child labour – ILO, UNICEF

The International Labour Organisation, ILO, and UNICEF say millions of children risk going into child labour as a result of the COVID-19 crisis that has affected the world globally.

1 in 6 young workers lost job globally during pandemic – UN

A sixth of the world’s young labour force has stopped working since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

25million people could lose their jobs because of COVID-19 – ILO

The International Labour Congress, ILO, says almost 25 million jobs could be lost worldwide as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

Controversy as EFCC bars married persons from applying for ongoing recruitment exercise

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has barred married people from participating in its ongoing recruitment process.

Minimum Wage: Nigerian workers unfairly treated – Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, has called on organised labour to challenge political leaders to ensure that state resources meet the needs of workers and other Nigerians.

2.78m workers die from occupation accidents- Ngige

The Federal Government says 2.78 million workers die from occupational accidents and work-related diseases annually, while additional 374 million suffer from non-fatal occupational accidents globally each year.

Unemployment, decent work deficits to remain high in 2018 – ILO

The International Labour Organisation, ILO, has projected that the global unemployment rate and decent work deficits will stay at persistently high levels in many...

Minister says labour issues high on government’s priority matters

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, has said labour matters command high priority in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The...

Nigerian gov’t appeals to university lecturers to shelve strike

The federal government has appealed to the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, to suspend its ongoing strike in the universities in the interest...

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