Health workers declare nationwide strike

A statement by Deputy Director, Press and Public Relations in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Charles Akpan, said in a statement that going ahead with the action would be illegal as it is  in clear breach of the ILO Principles and Conventions on Strike and Sec. 18 of the Trades Disputes Act, Cap T8, […]

Recruitment demand rises, but employers can’t find enough workers

Nguyễn Văn Sang, deputy head of the HCM City Youth Employment Service Center under the HCM City unit of the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union, said the centre had asked youth unions to compile a list of working age people and the kind of jobs they prefer. The centre would help connect them with a company in need of employees.

Key workers and public services need more support, say UK unions

During the launch of its No Going Back to Normal campaign, the general secretary, Dave Prentis, said: “Everyone is desperate to get back to normal. However, ‘normal’ cannot mean a return to low pay, penny-pinching and public services staff being undervalued.

How to Best Approach COVID-19 Research

It is often said that science is self-correcting.  Research is generally methodical and involves repetition, where the researcher does the same thing over and over again to make sure they get the same result each time, and replication, where other researchers try to reproduce your experiment to see if it holds up when performed by another […]

Study: Some May Seek to Die by Suicide from COVID-19

All causes of death are devastating in terms of impact, but it could be argued that suicide holds a special place in terms of human cost, because it is often otherwise physically healthy people, with many more years of active life ahead of themselves, who kill themselves. Dying through a mental impulse, when no physical […]

Edo 2020: I want INEC to conduct free, fair elections — Obaseki

“The governor here is the chief security officer in the sate, but here they are bringing more security officers into the state to assist him in maintaining peace.

Biases Are Neither All Good nor All Bad

For example, many of us are biased by the similarity effect: that is, we tend to prefer people who are more like us than people who are less like us. When we encounter new people, this can obviously be difficult to determine as we don’t know anything about them beyond their physical appearance. This can lead […]

N-Power not solving Nigeria’s unemployment problem

When SMEs are choked with taxes and unfavourable policies, they are forced to abruptly close operations – culminating in a surge in unemployment. The government should further address excessive taxes and abolish unfriendly business policies, grant tax relief programmes for start-ups, ease bureaucratic bottle-necks and provide grants/loans for SMEs’ expansion.

Coronavirus: Why is Wales not testing over 65s as in England?

Health and social care workers Emergency workers and national security workers Local and national government workers Education and childcare workers Food and other necessary goods Transport workers Utilities, communication and financial services workers A swab is taken, you get your results back and you will then follow advice on self-isolation.

Monday briefing: ‘Abide by rule of six,’ police plead

The papers The Guardian leads with “No 10 faces showdown as Tory rebellion over Brexit bill grows” and the Times agrees that is the best story of the day with “Law chief leads Brexit rebellion”. Others stick to Covid-19 for their main stories with the Mirror saying “Final virus warning” and the Telegraph “GPs warned […]