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Union fights over unpaid wages and workers’ rights violations at Galba Nigeria

15 April, 2021IndustriALL Global Union affiliate, the Automobile, Boatyards, Transport, Equipment and Allied Senior Staff Association (AUTOBATE) is fighting for the payment of wages to over 60 workers at Galba Nigeria and for the engineering company to respect workers’ rights.

Nigeria

9 October, 2015Affiliates in Nigeria took to the streets of Lagos to rally against precarious work on 7 October.

Nigerian textile union conference focuses on industry revival

4 April, 2024The National Union of Textile Garment and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria (NUTGTWN), an IndustriALL affiliate, held its 13th National Delegates Conference under the theme: building union power for sustainable industrialization and the future of work. The conference took place in Abuja, Nigeria from 25-27 March. 

Nigeria: Unions welcome new minimum wage

8 November, 2018Unions are welcoming a new minimum wage of 30,000 Naira (US$83) recommended by the Tripartite Committee on the National Minimum Wage as an important step towards living wages in Nigeria.

Unions picket General Electric Nigeria over unpaid benefits to 150 workers

20 February, 2020Unions in the oil and gas sector are furious over the refusal of General Electric International Operations in Nigeria (GEION) to pay millions of US dollars allegedly owed to its Nigerian sub-contractor, the Arco Group, which is prejudicing outstanding gratuities and allowances of 150 workers.

IndustriALL affiliates celebrate Africa Industrialization Day – 2017

22 November, 2017Several events were held in conjunction with Africa Industrialization Day, 2017.

Fighting back on contract work in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector

11 April, 2013Nigerian affiliates in the oil and gas sector to discuss precarious work which thrives in Nigeria because of weak and obsolete labour laws, high level of unemployment, political patronage and lack of political will to create decent jobs.

Nigeria Actions

18 October, 2013In Nigeria, affiliated unions and civil society allies, took to the streets of Lagos to protest increasing casualisation of workers, outsourcing, contract staffing and anti-union behaviour by employers.

Unions in Africa campaign for ratification of ILO C190

26 June, 2020African governments and unions played a leading role in the negotiations at the ILO leading up to the adoption of Convention 190 on violence and harassment in the world of work. Now, unions are campaigning for the convention to come into force and several governments are advancing the ratification process.

Workers education conference discusses revival of textile and garment sector in Nigeria

5 November, 2019Over 400 participants from the cotton, textile and garment industries including self-employed tailors and garment makers met in Abuja, 29-31 October, under the theme: Labour and industry in the next level.