International Policy and Affilaitions
Retaining its credibility, respect and overall credentials as the largest federation in Africa and one of the most consistently progressive, independent and democratic.
Ensuring that NLC continues to make progressive and positive impact in the trade union movement and tripartite bodies at regional level and beyond
Working towards a more progressive ITUC that would be more responsive to the needs and interests of African workers;
Fostering bilateral and multilateral relations with progressive trade union federations in Africa and beyond;
Attracting technical cooperation/solidarity to meet critical capacity challenges, especially in the area of education
Constructively projecting NLC’s capacity, experience and resources in furtherance of assisting the development of independent unionism and capacity development of sister federations.
Advancing the international work of affiliates through facilitating their international interactions and easing their consular transactions.
NLC participates in the activities of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the African Union through the Labour and Social Affairs Commission.
NLC is affiliated to International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), African Regional Organisation of the International Trade Union Confederation, Organisation of African Trade Union Unity (OATUU) and the Organisation of Trade Unions of West Africa.
NLC has strategic partnerships with some federations within and outside the African continent with whom it has shared perspectives of the challenges facing the movement.