Honour Industrial Court Ruling On Jurisdiction Of Union Members In Paper Industry ―PPAPPPASSA
Pulp Paper and Paper Products, Printing and Publishing Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PPAPPPAPSSAN) has called on all workers from the supervisory level in the sector, to honour its jurisdictional scope for a robust collective bargaining approach.PPAPPPAPSSAN said that the call is in line with the National Industrial Court Judgement which stated that the jurisdictional scope of National Union of Printing, Publishing and Paper Products Workers (NUPPPPROW) is limited to junior workers in the sectorAccording to a statement signed the National President and General Secretary of PPAPPPAPSSAN,...
Govt urged to help laid-off Wingspan workers
The State Enterprises Workers’ Relations Confederation (SERC) has urged the government to secure financial assistance for the almost 2,600 workers laid off by Wingspan Services, a subsidiary of Thai Airways International (THAI).About 150 former Wingspan workers and SERC secretary-general Savit Kaewwan handed a complaint letter to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha through Suporn Atthawong, vice minister to the PM’s Office, on Thursday.The letter stated that Wingspan had sacked 2,598 employees, effective on Sept 1, after THAI suspended its flights since the end of March because of the Covid-19 pa...
The Bangkok Post
Alicia Keys surprises essential workers with free breakfast concert
The workers were told to arrive at a waterfront location in Brooklyn just after dawn for a surprise Good Morning America concert, and they showed up in droves, parking in front of the makeshift stage.Keys, who drops her latest album, Alicia, on Friday, admitted she didn't hesitate when asked to perform: "This is my city... and these are the people who have brought the city back to life and made it so resilient through such a difficult time. I am honoured to sing for them today and honour them."She added, "I really like drive-ins; they're so much fun. Me and (husband) Swizz (Beatz) will take th...
Salaries of hired workers up by 21.7 pct
By Ayya LmahamadThe average monthly nominal salaries of hired workers increased by 21.7 percent in Azerbaijan year-on-year in the period between January and July, amounting to AZN 715.4, the State Statistics Committee has reported.According to the report, the average monthly nominal salary was higher in the spheres of mining industry, financial and insurance activity, professional, scientific and technical activity, information and communication, as well as transport and storage facilities.Moreover, as of August 1, the number of hired workers in the country’s economy increased by 4.2 percent o...
Ogun PDP backs workers on warning strike over minimum wage
The Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has thrown its weight behind Ogun workers for embarking on a one week warning strike.The warning strike began today.PDP, in a statement issued by the State Publicity Secretary, Comrade Bankole Akinloye, expressed its satisfaction with the peaceful conduct of the leadership of Organised Labour in Ogun State in embarking on strike.The statement reads:”The declaration of a week warning strike following the insensitivity of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) government in the state is a prove that the leadership of the Organised L...
Labour: workers choked by petrol, power rates hike
ORGANISED labour on Tuesday demanded measures to cushion the effect on workers of the increase in petrol price and the hike in electricity tariffs.They told the government that the new price regime had choked workers and that the gains recovered with last year’s raised minimum wage had been eroded.Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Preasident Ayuba Wabba and Trade Union Congress (TUC) President Quadri Olaleye, led others to a meeting yesterday with Federal Government officials led by Minister of Labour Chris Ngige on the issues.Wabba accused the government of “unilaterally” fixing prices of electri...
Fuel Price, Electricity Tariff: Life Unbearable For Us, Workers Tell FG
The organised labour has told the Federal Government that the recent fuel price and electricity tariff hikes have subjected Nigerians to a lot of hardships.The labour leadership expressed this concern in Abuja on Tuesday at a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.APC to Nigerians: Endure fuel price, electricity tariff hikesWe’ll fail if fuel subsidy returns, FG tells NigeriansThe president of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, said the twin hikes had aggravated the economic hardship facing Nigerians.He said Nigerian workers, who had lost their jobs and means of...
During pandemic, more workers being replaced by robots, new study finds
PHILADELPHIA — The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating the trend of robots replacing humans in the workplace, which could result in a recovery from recession that nonetheless costs jobs, according to a new report.Workers whose jobs can be done by machines suffered more layoffs per capita than those with jobs that aren’t as easily automated, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said in a report released Monday. People of color were especially harmed, possibly because of their concentration in service jobs at risk of automation.The report noted that most job losses during the health crisis ...
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Medical workers in UAE to use Chinese Covid-19 vaccine, as trials continue
The UAE has given front-line medical workers emergency use of aChinese-produced Covid-19 vaccine, which is still being tested on humans, authorities announced on Monday.Trials for the vaccine, made by Chinese-state owned pharmaceutical company Sinopham, have been carried out in the UAE since July and have passed two phases of testing.On Monday, Abu Dhabi said that after positive inital results in the trials it will allow doctors treating coronavirus patients to use the vaccine, as testing enters phase three."The vaccine will be available to our first line of defense heroes who are at the highe...
Ibrahim Mahama’s Boys Back On Tamale-Salaga Road After Contract Termination
Ibrabim MahamaWorkers of Messrs Engineers and Planners owned by Ibrabim Mahama, have been spotted working on the Tamale-Salaga after government terminated their contract.A visit by DGN Online to the site revealed workers seriously leveling the road with sand and getting ready to apply the final coal tar on the road.Some workers who spoke to DGN Online on condition of anonymity said they were aware of the termination of the contract but were quick to say that it involves management and government, adding that should management asked them to vacate the site anytime soon they would.They however i...
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