NASU holds 6th Delegates Conference
The Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) held its 6th Quadrennial National Delegates Conference in December, with the theme: “Change Agenda: Organised Labor and Revival of Nigeria’s Educational Research Institutions and Realistic Development”. There were over 800 delegates representing the different trade groups and state councils of the union.
Speaking at the opening session of the Conference Comrade Ladi Ilya bemoaned the high level of unemployment in the country. Comrade Ladi, who served for 8years as the NASU National President distinguished herself as a committed activist, during her tenure.
She was the first chairperson of the NLC National Women Commission and will be greatly missed as a voice for the rank and file within the trade union movement. Comrade Chris Ani was elected as the new National President. The union resolved to resist any attempt by governors to reduce the national minimum wage.
MHWUN Organises Women Workshops
Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria will once again be organising a series of workshops for members of the union’s States’ Women Committees. The first of these would be at Kano on January 12-14 after which there would be another at Calabar on January 19-21.
The theme of the workshops is: Organising Women for Enhanced Participation in MHWUN. Guest speakers are drawn from the MHWUN, NANNM, NLC, Solidarity Centre, UAD and the Girls Power Initiative.
MHWUN was the first union to organise a National Women Conference in the country, on May 24-25, 2004. Since then it has consistently promoted the participation of women in different aspects of the