FG Wins As Court Restrain NLC,TUC From Embarking Electricity/Petrol Hike Strike

-Adewale Adetoyese The Federal Government has on Thursday won at the National Industrial Court, Abuja, as an order of interim injunction restraining the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), their officers, affiliates, and privies from embarking on any strike was granted. TellAfrica gathered that the order as granted by Justice Ibrahim Galadima, also restrained the NLC and TUC from halting work in whatsoever form as planned from Sept.28 or any other subsequent date pending the hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice. The Court…

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Nigerian Doctors May Call Strike Off Today As New Agreement Emanate

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) on strike, shall now meet with their executive council within the next 24hours with a view to calling off the ongoing three-day-old industrial action on today, Thursday 10 September 2020. This was revealed in a communique issued after a meeting between the federal government and the leadership of the NARD on Wednesday. The communique sighted by TellAfrica was authenticated by nine signatures including that of the labour minister, Chris Ngige; the NARD president, Aliyu Sokomba; the Chairman of the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA),…

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Nigerian Govt Threatens to Revoke Doctors Residency Programme As Strike Actions Could Not Be Overturned

The federal government and the striking National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) held a meeting on Wednesday in Abuja. The meeting was however unproductive as the government threatened to revoke the doctors’ residency programme. The doctors embarked an indefinite strike on Monday, a backdrop from a suspended in June. The concened doctors are protesting the non-implementation of life insurance for members treating COVID-19 patients; the non-funding of their residency programme and some unpaid arrears. In its initial response to the doctor’s decision on Monday, the government said the doctors have no reason…

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Lecturers At Colleges Of Education Declare Nationwide Strike Prior To Resumption

Nigeria lecturers under the aegis of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) has directed its members nationwide to “immediately” withdraw their services. The lecturers accused the Federal Government of failing to provide outstanding N441 billion resulting from the recieved NEEDS Assessment of the Federal Colleges of Education. TellAfrica gathered that the President of COEASU, Nuhu Ogirima, made this known during a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. He said, “We have directed our members nationwide to withdraw their services with effect from today (Thursday). “It is quite evident that…

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Ondo State: National Association Of Government General Medical And Dental Practitioners Withdraw Services At Infectious Disease Hospital

Medical doctors and other health officials at the Infectious Disease Hospital in Ondo State have terminated their services. The IDH is the centre where cases of the COVID-19 and Lassa fever are treated by the doctors. The doctors under the aegis of National Association of Government General Medical and Dental Practitioners withdrew their services from the IDH on Monday. This was disclosed in a statement by the leadership of the association in Akure in a statement signed by the Secretary of the association in the state, Dr Tunde Olasakinju. It…

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Nigerian Doctors Embark Nationwide Strike Amid Pandemic

The Association of Resident Doctors (ARD) of Nigeria has commenced a nationwide “indefinite strike” today, Monday 15th of June 2020 despite the upsurge of COVID-19 cases in the country. This disclosure was initially made by Roland Aigbovo, the president of the ARD. The doctors have warned of the impending strike shortly after Nigeria recorded its third case of coronavirus in mid March but later called it off after the Nigerian Medical Association advised them against it. The doctors in Abuja were protested against the failure of the Federal Capital Territory…

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Warning Of Impending 14 Days NASU Strike

Members of the  Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) threatened to begin a 14-day warning strike in federal universities, polytechnics and colleges of education, over a shortfall in payment of their members’ salaries.   This was made known in a statement released by Mr Peters Adeyemi, the General Secretary of NASU on Monday in Abuja.   Mr. Adeyemi said the non-teaching staff union was protesting the short-payment of its members’ salaries since February 2020 through the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS).   According to him,…

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