Foreign interests and Nigerian trade unions by Dafe Otobo

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  • Labor unions -- Nigeria -- History.,
  • Industrial relations -- Nigeria -- History.,
  • Labor unions and international relations -- Nigeria -- History.,
  • Nigeria -- Foreign economic relations -- History.

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StatementDafe Otobo.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 198 p. :
Number of Pages198
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Open LibraryOL22177859M
ISBN 100948720131

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Create # Heinemann Educational Books\/span> \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0 schema. Foreign interests and Nigerian trade unions (Book, ) [] Get this from a library. Foreign interests and Nigerian trade unions. SATUCC welcomes this book and therefore hopes that it will assist trade unions in the SADC and the whole of Africa to go soul searching for the real and true workers‘ victory.

Austin C. MunekuFile Size: 2MB. Background of Trade Union in Nigeria The evolution of trade union in Nigeria can be tied to four major factors, Foreign interests and Nigerian trade unions book the character of the colonial government under the leadership of Colonel Frederick Lugard, which was more or less a military government.

The government drew its support from theFile Size: KB. Aims And Objectives Of Trade Unions In Nigeria. Some of the aims and objectives of trade unions in Nigeria according to the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) which is the umbrella body of all trade unions in Nigeria are as follows: 1.

To continually promote, defend and advance the economic, political and social well – being of Nigerian workers. Relevance of Trade Unionism [] by Issa Aremu, the union’s current General Secretary. These publications document the enormous structural and associational powers of the union and its emergence as a dominant force in the Nigerian trade union movement.

File Size: KB. “The main objective of a trade union is to promote the interest of its members, due regard being paid to the interest of the total labour force and to the greater national interest.

To achieve this aim, trade unions have a duty to maintain the viability of the undertaking by ensuring cooperation with management in measures to promote efficiency and good industrial relations. How the Nigerian Trade Unions were born: Ina growing body of wage earners had been called into existence in the country following the expansion of the civil and public services due to the.

the law has adequately afforded trade union immunity against civil persecutions and what are the nature of tortious act that may lead to tortious liability envisage by this section of the Trade Union Act. For example, the protection given to the unions under sections 43 and 44 (Part v) of the Trade Union Act, is not an absolute one.

There are numerous trade unions in Nigeria under the larger coalition of two unions – The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and the Trade Union Congress, TUC.

Labour disputes have become regular occurrences in Nigeria and the right to trade unionism has been constantly abused. Such unionism abuses and disputes often results in low productivity, which in turn affects the demand and supply chain of the economy.

The laws in the country are always not abided by, so rather than bargaining, unions embark on strike as first resort, thereby constantly Author: Marcus Garvey Orji, Kabiru Jinjiri Ringim, Solomon Abba Boman, Akhimien Emmanuel. expenditures, interest rate, import and export are all positively significant while exchange rate and foreign direct investment are negatively insignificant to the growth process of the Nigerian Economy.

Keywords: international trade, economic growth, interest rate and government expenditure. GJHSS-E Classification: FOR Code:File Size: KB. With a consolidating civilian democracy, the trade unions have to respond proactively and reactively to a more benevolent socio-political situation characterised by positive expectations from the.

Unity and division: the dialectics of the Nigerian trade union movement Funmi Adewumi Department of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.

E-mail: [email protected] Accepted 31 May, This paper takes cursory look at the development of the Nigerian trade union movement. Using the. The late development of industrial relations also had an adverse effect on the rise of trade unions.

There is little debate about the exact time trade unions emerged in Nigeria, with most commentators giving credit to the Southern Nigerian Civil Service Union that emerged in as the first known trade union (see Ubeku,Ananaba File Size: KB. It began after four different organizations were merged together.

The trade union was dissolved on two separate occasions during the military regime. It was reinstituted back in As of today, the Nigeria Labour Congress has forty-six affiliated industrial unions.

It is one of the largest trade union. According to the business dictionary, a trade union is an organization whose membership consists of workers and union leaders, united to protect and promote their common interests.

Trade unions and trade unionism in Nigeria are said to be part of the legacy of colonilisation of Nigeria; as it was introduced by the colonial masters.

This paper sets out to dispute this fact. This is because before the coming of the colonialists. Trade unionism in Nigeria is as old as colonisation in Nigeria. In fact the trade union movement in Nigeria has been described and documented as one of the oldest in black Africa.

Since its formation in Nigeria over a century ago, it has transited. Ten central trade unions on May 11 said they were considering lodging a complaint with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) against the “anti-worker” changes in the labour laws in some.

The concept is a corporate one or describes as a corporate entity in the sense that it refers not to be interest of its individual but to that of the people.

It is argued that the National Interest is the interest of the people not of the state, where the state is seen to exist in order to promote and protect the welfare of the citizens.

The move, the Ghana trade union believes, will force the Nigerian government to open up its land borders for foreign goods. Nigeria partially shut its borders since August. Trade union Finnemore & van der Merwe () define a trade union as "an organization of workers who, by collective action, strive to defend and advance their interests".

At the same time, the Labour Relations Act, No 66, defines a trade union as "any number. Nigeria Table of Contents. A publication by the Federal Military Government, Four Years of the Babangida Administration, summarized the priority issues of Nigerian foreign policy: the abolition of apartheid in South Africa; the enhancement of Nigeria's relations with member countries of the European Economic Community (EEC), the United States, the Soviet Union, and with other major.

Inthe trade unions showed interest in. library books, The Implications of Trade Unions Strikes in Nigerian. : Kabiru Jinjiri Ringim. Since independence, with Jaja Wachuku as the first Minister for Foreign Affairs and Commonwealth Relations, later called External Affairs, Nigerian foreign policy has been characterised by a focus on Africa as a regional power and by attachment to several fundamental principles: African unity and independence; capability to exercise hegemonic influence in the region: peaceful settlemenyot of.

The paper concluded that disunity and politicization of trade union are major obstacles for the development of strong and stable trade unions which is an integral part of cordial industrial relations.

Labor unions have been a part of Nigerian industry sincewhen government employees formed a civil service union. In this organization became the Nigerian Union of Civil Servants after. TRADE UNIONS LAWS IN NIGERIA UNDER THE Trade Unions Act * Uzor Anozie-ayoka, Esq.

INTRODUCTION The doctrine of unionism has been in existence from time immemorial. It has been functioning in various fields of human endeavour, including professional bodies, artisans and others.

The aim of the association or union in most cases often include. However, perspectives give an idea of the way events are likely to move in the future.

In Drawing up perspectives for the Nigerian Trade Union Movement, it is highly imperative to critically look at the present state of the Trade Unions and also study the objective conditions that led to this present state. A trade union can be simply defined as ‘an alliance of workers to strengthen their efforts in bargaining with their correspondents.’ The research in the area of trade unions which makes the topic very interesting and it also provides me with some insights on how trade union.

Sluggish international demand for Nigerian crude oil renewed the trade deficit from to Severe import restrictions and an economic structural adjustment program (ESAP) adopted to address the economic breakdown brought about trade surpluses from toand again in   The Trade Unions Act Cap LFN, which makes provisions with respect to the formation and general organization of trade unions.

In Trade Unions (amendment) Decree 4 of restructured affiliates of the Nigerian Labour Congress to 29 Decree 22 restructured Trade Unions primarily along industrial : Projectmaterials. Trade Unions: Objectives, Function, Formation, Regulation, Rights and Liabilities.

“A trade union is a combination of persons. Whether temporary or permanent, primarily for the purpose of regulating the relations between workers and employers or between workers for imposing restrictive conditions on the conduct of any trade or business and includes the federations of two or more trade unions.

Government and business enterpreneurs generally seek to limit attainment of the aims and purposes of trade unions.

In terms of the Nigerian Trade Union Act (Section 1 of the Trade Union Act ofas amended in ), the major aim and purpose of a union is the representation of workers in the regulation of wages and working conditions within.

The United States is the largest foreign investor in Nigeria, with U.S. foreign direct investment concentrated largely in the petroleum/mining and wholesale trade sectors. U.S. exports to Nigeria include wheat, vehicles, machinery, oil, and plastic.

Nigeria is eligible for preferential trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA). industrial Southern Nigeria Civil Service Union formed in is believed to be the first trade union in the country. However, bywhen the trade union movement in the country was being restructured, there were nearly 1, trade unions dotted all over the country and registered with the Registrar of Trade Size: KB.

the Nigerian Central Trade-Union Movement) advocated the setting up of «an international trade-union organisation in which all the trade-unions or trade-union groups of the world would eventually have a place irrespective of their places of origin» (3) and stated that it was «the task of the new international trade-union to encourage the.

The trade union is classified into general union, craft union, industrial union, business unions, revolutionary What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Trade Unions. Business. Those are some advantages of trade union: 1) it's protecting the interest of it's members 2) it's What Is The Purpose Of Trade Unions.

enormous sacrifices largely by Nigerian workers, their trade unions and labour movements. In the same way, Okolie () says, the interest of unions (in Nigeria) was to promote national development and as a professional workers organization, the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) was formed partly to carry out the regulatoryFile Size: KB.

A labor or trade union is an organization of workers dedicated to protecting members' interests and improving wages, hours and working conditions for all. No matter what you do for a living, there's a union with members who do the same thing. Unions represent: • mechanics, • teachers, • factory workers, • .Investigating Nigerian-European Union Relations: A Focus on the EU’s Strategic Interests in Nigeria since DOI: /jss, PP.

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