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Union rights at Nigerian Oil and Gas Free Zone

14 February, 2013Pressure from a threatened strike has resulted in the Nigerian government giving oil companies in the zone 90 days to establish unionization in their companies.

IndustriALL again demands Shell address violations in supply chain

22 May, 2019IndustriALL Global Union, together with trade union affiliates from Nigeria and the Netherlands, called on Shell to address workers’ rights violations in its supply chain at the company’s annual general meeting (AGM) in The Hague on 21 May.

African unions confront precarious work

29 January, 2014Meeting in Togo, affiliates from 13 African countries evaluated their successes and challenges in 2013 and strategized how they will continue to make progress against precarious work in 2014.

Nigerian unions mobilize for Africa Industrialization Day

23 November, 2015Eradicating smuggling and meeting the energy needs of local industry were pinpointed by Nigerian affiliates as most urgent actions needed from government in order to drive industrialization, create jobs and combat poverty in Nigeria.

Petroleum workers strike to protect jobs

2 August, 2012On Friday 27 July 2012 a three day strike ended in the petroleum sector when the Nigerian government committed to resolve an urgent matter threatening jobs.

Action in Nigeria on 7 October

11 October, 2016 Workers rallied in Lagos, Nigeria, on 7 October, to STOP Precarious Work. 

East African unions receive awards for organizing

8 November, 2016When the IndustriALL East Africa Union Building project met in Uganda on 27 – 28 October, three unions were awarded for their major organizing achievements.

Nigerian oil and gas unions fight against precarious work

8 August, 2017Over the past 18 months, two IndustriALL Global Union affiliates in Nigeria have succeeded in organizing around 7,500 contract and casual workers in the country’s oil and gas supply chain with substantial support from a union project against precarious work.

Unions fight to protect Nigeria’s oil and gas workers

14 May, 2020Unions in Nigeria are vowing to challenge attempts by oil and gas companies to use the Covid-19 pandemic as an excuse to retrench workers and promote precarious working conditions.

Nigerian unions protest anti-poor policies

7 August, 2023On 2 August in a national strike to protest the increasing cost of living and the introduction of anti-poor policies in Africa’s largest economy, thousands of workers took to the streets of Nigeria’s 36 states and main cities including the capital, Abuja.