Protection and Promotion of Labour rights of Workers of Local Government and Allied Services in Nigeria: The role of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees

Abstract

The 1999 Nigerian Constitution and other Nigerian laws seek the protection and promotion of the labour rights of Nigerian workers, including workers of the Local Government and allied services in Nigeria. This paper examines the role of the Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) in the protection and promotion of Labour rights of workers of the Local Government and allied services in Nigeria. The research methodology utilised is mainly doctrinal analysis of applicable primary and secondary sources. The paper finds that the violation of the labour rights of workers of the Local Government and allied services in Nigeria is unconstitutional. The paper suggests that the 1999 Nigerian Constitution should be amended to accord Nigerian workers, including workers of the Local Government and allied services a right to strike in consonance with the practice of other countries like France, South Africa, Argentina, Portugal, Angola, Rwanda and Brazil.

Keywords: Strike, Trade Union, essential services, federation of trade unions, labour rights, picketing, workers’ trade unions

DOI: https://doi.org/10.37745/gjplr.2013/vol10n683105

Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 83-105 (Download PDF)

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