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Name: Trade Unions Act (Chapter 437), as amended.
Country: Nigeria
Subject(s): Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1973-11-01
Entry into force:
ISN: NGA-1973-L-42153
Bibliography: The Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 1990, Federal Ministry of Justice, pp. 15065-15112
Compendium of Nigerian Labour Laws, 1997, Nigeria Employers' Consultative Association, Lagos, Nigeria, pp. 353-416
Compendium of Nigerian Social and Labour Laws, 2004-01, Nigeria Employers' Consultative Association, Lagos, Nigeria, Second Edition, ISBN: 978-32575-1-X, pp. 392-455
Abstract/Citation: Provides comprehensive legislation on trade unions. Part I governs the registration of trade unions. Members of the Nigerian armed forces, customs and prison services, Central Bank, and certain other government bodies are prohibited from forming unions, although they may set up joint consultative committees (s. 11). Section 15 prohibits the use of trade union funds for lending political support to elected officials. Part II governs federations of trade unions. Part III establishes and regulates a Central Labour Organisation, which has the function of educating and informing trade unions, representing their collective interests to the government, and, if requested, participating in collective bargaining. Part IV regulates accounts and returns of registered bodies. Part V contains miscellaneous and general provisions, including the right to peacefully picket (s. 42).
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