Workers struggle and solidarity deepens in Edo State
Two weeks after he unceremoniously ended the contracts of 10,000 Youth Employment Scheme (YES) workers, Adams Oshiomole, Governor of Edo State called on the YES teachers to return to their posts. This was a reaction to protests by students demanding the return of their teachers as they do not even have enough. In a splendid demonstration of solidarity, the teachers refused to return without action being taken to regularise the position of all other YES staff. Read more>>
Edo YES Workers Pay the Costs of Elections
State and Federal governments claim they have no money and so they say the workers cannot be paid their salaries. In 18 states the NLC called public sector workers on indefinite strike from Monday, 25th May, as they had not been paid their due salaries. Read more>>
The midwives scheme in Nigeria
Maternal and child mortality has remained very high in Nigeria despite the efforts aimed at reducing the incidences, and generally improve maternal and child health. The maternal and neonatal mortality rate review by Federal Ministry of Health in 2007 indicated an alarmingly high figure (FMOH, Family Health Division Aggregated data; 2017). According to the review, Nigeria still has the continent’s highest burden of annual maternal mortality of 800 per 100,000 live births and neonatal mortality of 100 per 1000 live births..Read more>>
Fight until salaries are paid!
Salaries of workers in 18 states have been owed in some cases for up to 7months. These states are: Abia, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Cross River, Ekiti, Imo, Jigawa, Kano, Katsina, Kogi, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers and Zamfara. Nigeria Labour Congress has seized the bull by the horns, calling for an indefinite strike in those states, except where there are concrete agreements signed to pay by returning governors. Read more>>