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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

Andrew Ejovwo Abuza ,Kenneth Owhighose Odhe
Keywords: Labour rights, Trade union, Federation of trade unions, Workers’ trade unions, Strike, Picketing, Essential Services ,

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.