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Aims and Objectives

Aims and Objectives

The fundamental aims and objective of Congress are to protect, defend and promote the rights, well-being and the interests of all workers, pensioners and the trade unions; to promote and defend a Nigerian nation that would be just, democratic, transparent and prosperous and to advance the cause of the working class generally through the attainment of the following:

  • To continually promote, defend and advance the economic, political and social well-being of Nigerian workers;
  • To promote and defend the rights, well-being and interests of workers in the work-place and society;
  • To promote and defend the rights, well-being and interest of pensioners and ensure their recognition by the Society;
  • To continually enhance the quality of life and improve the income and other working conditions of workers;
  • To promote and sustain the unity of Nigerian trade unions, ensure total unionization of all workers irrespective of their creed, state of origin, gender and their political beliefs;
  • To ensure the existence of one trade union and one federation of trade unions in every industry;
  • To promote and defend trade union and human rights, the rule of law and democratic governance;
  • To promote and defend democracy; probity and transparency in the trade unions and in civil governance;
  • To work for the industrialization and prosperity of the Nigerian nation and ensure protection of jobs, full employment and humane working environment.
  • To continually strive to influence public corporate policies and legislation on all issues at all levels, in the interest of workers, disadvantaged social groups and trade unions;
  • To establish relationship and co-operation with labour movements the world over, and in particular, play a cardinal role in African Trade Union Movement OATUU and the sub-region OTUWA;
  • To continually promote workers education, principally for developing their trade union and social consciousness and for the empowerment of workers in the Nigerian society;
  • To promote and sustain positive industrial relations practice in Nigeria, by strengthening collective bargaining in all sectors of the economy and internalizing appropriate work culture among workers;
  • To ensure viable financial base for the congress and the trade unions by engaging in profitable business ventures, etc., jointly or severally owned with other establishments and these include right to own property, mortgage and disposal of same for the purpose of the attainment of the aims and objectives of the Congress and the trade unions;