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Groups petition Ngige on BATN, workers’ face-off

Dr. Chris Ngige

A coalition of civil society groups on the platform of the Nigeria Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA) has written to Labour & Employment Minister, Dr. Chris Ngige, demanding his intervention in the alleged anti-labour practices reported in British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN) factory in Ibadan, Oyo State. A handful of ex-BATN workers had in a press briefing in Lagos last year ...

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Renewable energy employs millions worldwide – Report

Adnan Z. Amin

More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). “Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017”, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labour market. ...

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Paris Agreement, SDGs can generate better jobs – UN


The ILO and UNFCCC team up to boost action on just transition and decent work in the context of climate change. The agreement between the two organisations is expected to bring a substantial contribution to the implementation of the Paris Agreement An agreement to promote decent work and a “just transition” of the workforce towards sustainable economies and societies for ...

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How tobacco factory workers can get justice

tobacco factory

There was upheaval in September 2002 when tens of Nigerian factory workers died in a fire accident that swept through the factory wing of the West Africa Rubber Products Limited (WARP) in Ikorodu area of Lagos. The fire licked the factory and the neighboring Super Engineering Limited, both of which are owned by a Shanghai and Hong Kong conglomerate. By ...

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Campaigners, labour to collaborate on climate change

Nnimmo Bassey

Civil society organisations (CSOs) in the country have agreed to work with the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on issues related to global warming, thereby opening a fresh vista in the nation’s climate change policy dynamics and diplomacy. The CSOs, who also resolved to offer their expertise when needed, likewise appreciated the fact that labour unions used to be the political ...

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