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Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)

The Nigeria Labour Congress [NLC] was formally constituted as the only national federation of trade unions in the country in 1978. Before then, four labour centres existed. These are Nigeria Trade Union Congress [NTUC], Labour Unity Front [LUF], United Labour Congress [ULC] and Nigeria Workers Council [NWC]. The emergence of the NLC ended decades of rivalry and rancour involving the four centres and unions affiliated to them. The unions, numbering over 1,000 were also restructured into 42 industrial unions.

NLC HISTORY

The Nigeria Labour Congress [NLC] was formally constituted as the only national federation of trade unions in the country in 1978. Before then, four labour centres existed.

SOLIDARITY

In Solidarity (as of a group of unions) which produces or is based on unities of interests, objectives, standards, and sympathies. It refers to the ties in a society that bind people together as one.

PURPOSE

UNITY

MESSAGE FROM THE COMRADE PRESIDENT

NLC –  Solidarity Forever

We remain true to the same principles on which our organization was founded forty (40) years ago: Uniting the working people of Nigeria in the light of elite-driven identity politics, which has elevated regional, ethnic and religious considerations as the basis of political discourse and action.

Sign

Comrade Ayba P. Wabba / NLC President
Excellence
The worker aims to be the most dependable source of information and enlightenment of the working class in Nigeria. Our objective is to be the most reliable and faithful advocate of working class values, justice and equity.

The mission of the Nigeria Labour Congress is to organise, unionise and educate all categories of Nigerian workers; defend and advance the political, economic, social and cultural rights of Nigerian workers; emancipate and unite Nigerian workers and people from all forms of exploitation and discrimination; achieve gender justice in the work place and in NLC

The mission of the Nigeria Labour Congress is to organise, unionise and educate all categories of Nigerian workers; defend and advance the political, economic, social and cultural rights of Nigerian workers; emancipate and unite Nigerian workers and people from all forms of exploitation and discrimination; achieve gender justice in the work place and in NLC

The mission of the Nigeria Labour Congress is to organise, unionise and educate all categories of Nigerian workers; defend and advance the political, economic, social and cultural rights of Nigerian workers; emancipate and unite Nigerian workers and people from all forms of exploitation and discrimination; achieve gender justice in the work place and in NLC

OUR ISSUES AND FOCUS

JOB
PROTECTION

We are committed to ensuring the protection of jobs, full employment and humane working environment in Nigeria…

HEALTH AND
SAFETY AT WORK

Committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment for all employees in accordance with current medical standards, public health regulations…

INDUSTRIAL
RELATIONS

Promiting positive industrial relations practice in Nigeria, by strengthening collective bargaining in all sectors of Nigerian economy…

EDUCATION

To continually promote workers education, principally for developing their trade union and social consciousness…

GENDER
EQUALITY

Campaining for affirmative action to increase women participation in decision making at the highest level…

LEGISLATIVE

Influencing government policies and legislation on all issues at all levels, in the interest of workers…

RIGHT OF MIGRANT WORKERS
The Nigeria Case Study

The Rights of Migrant Workers

People travel to other countries every day for work and better living conditions. Some migrant workers carry their family members along. Others leave them behind and send money back home. Some migrant workers enter a country with all required legal and valid documents such as a contract of employment, visa, residence and work permits and all other required documents such as a medical examination certificate and a certificate of good character issued by the appropriate law enforcement entity.

Some migrant workers however, move to a country through illegal channels. Many at times, they enter a country without valid documents and/or are not documented. Due to their irregular status, they largely end up working in the shadow economies. While some of the migrant workers have positive experiences, some face difficulties depending on their circumstances.

NLC CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY

NLC CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY

Globally, humanity is experiencing multiple crises in terms of the skewed structure of the international economy and the current forms and patterns of production in developed and developing countries. The ever increasing demand and consumption of global resources, as it currently stands has fundamentally become unsustainable. This emerging global scenario has, therefore, created massive and growing social and environmental stresses and pressures, posing epochal threats to the entire planetary ecological system and, ultimately human survival.

And there are sufficient indicators that even the aggressive global economic players, can no longer deny the evolving realities of climate change consequences; and most important, the attendant threats to the workplace.

Meet our National Leaders

National Administrative Council (NAC) Members

NLC NEWS AND EVENTS

EVENTS PHOTOS

RIGHT OF MIGRANT WORKERS
The Nigeria Case Study

The Rights of Migrant Workers

People travel to other countries every day for work and better living conditions. Some migrant workers carry their family members along. Others leave them behind and send money back home. Some migrant workers enter a country with all required legal and valid documents such as a contract of employment, visa, residence and work permits and all other required documents such as a medical examination certificate and a certificate of good character issued by the appropriate law enforcement entity.

Some migrant workers however, move to a country through illegal channels. Many at times, they enter a country without valid documents and/or are not documented. Due to their irregular status, they largely end up working in the shadow economies. While some of the migrant workers have positive experiences, some face difficulties depending on their circumstances.

NLC CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY

Globally, humanity is experiencing multiple crises in terms of the skewed structure of the international economy and the current forms and patterns of production in developed and developing countries. The ever increasing demand and consumption of global resources, as it currently stands has fundamentally become unsustainable. This emerging global scenario has, therefore, created massive and growing social and environmental stresses and pressures, posing epochal threats to the entire planetary ecological system and, ultimately human survival.

And there are sufficient indicators that even the aggressive global economic players, can no longer deny the evolving realities of climate change consequences; and most important, the attendant threats to the workplace.

Meet our National Leaders

National Administrative Council (NAC) Members

NLC NEWS AND EVENTS

EVENTS PHOTOS

RIGHT OF MIGRANT WORKERS
The Nigeria Case Study

The Rights of Migrant Workers

People travel to other countries every day for work and better living conditions. Some migrant workers carry their family members along. Others leave them behind and send money back home. Some migrant workers enter a country with all required legal and valid documents such as a contract of employment, visa, residence and work permits and all other required documents such as a medical examination certificate and a certificate of good character issued by the appropriate law enforcement entity.

Some migrant workers however, move to a country through illegal channels. Many at times, they enter a country without valid documents and/or are not documented. Due to their irregular status, they largely end up working in the shadow economies. While some of the migrant workers have positive experiences, some face difficulties depending on their circumstances.

The Rights of Migrant Workers

People travel to other countries every day for work and better living conditions. Some migrant workers carry their family members along. Others leave them behind and send money back home. Some migrant workers enter a country with all required legal and valid documents such as a contract of employment, visa, residence and work permits and all other required documents such as a medical examination certificate and a certificate of good character issued by the appropriate law enforcement entity.

Some migrant workers however, move to a country through illegal channels. Many at times, they enter a country without valid documents and/or are not documented. Due to their irregular status, they largely end up working in the shadow economies. While some of the migrant workers have positive experiences, some face difficulties depending on their circumstances.

Meet our National Leaders

National Administrative Council (NAC) Members

NLC NEWS AND EVENTS

EVENTS PHOTOS

RIGHT OF MIGRANT WORKERS
The Nigeria Case Study

The Rights of Migrant Workers

People travel to other countries every day for work and better living conditions. Some migrant workers carry their family members along. Others leave them behind and send money back home. Some migrant workers enter a country with all required legal and valid documents such as a contract of employment, visa, residence and work permits and all other required documents such as a medical examination certificate and a certificate of good character issued by the appropriate law enforcement entity.

Some migrant workers however, move to a country through illegal channels. Many at times, they enter a country without valid documents and/or are not documented. Due to their irregular status, they largely end up working in the shadow economies. While some of the migrant workers have positive experiences, some face difficulties depending on their circumstances.

Meet our National Leaders

National Administrative Council (NAC) Members

NLC NEWS AND EVENTS

EVENTS PHOTOS

NLC EVENT VIDEOS

Opinion Poll

NLC AFFILIATES