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  • 2018 Activities

  • Overseeing the judiciary, whose role?
  • Towards review of MOU between INEC and NURTW
  • Monitoring of Political Party Financing
  • Youth Leadership programme "Open Minds, Young Voices"
  • Participative Planning and Monitoring of Election Promises in Local Governments
  • Looking left, walking right. Ideology in the Labour Movement in Nigeria
  • Sale of a State - Privatisation in Nigeria
  • The Struggle for Democratic Space, Labour and the Socio-Economic Liberation of Nigeria
  • Climate Change and Industrialisation
  • “Hunger and Poverty Alert for Trade Unions in West Africa "
  • Social Protection Floor in Nigeria

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Improving Legislative Engagement between Nigeria Labour Congress and the National Assembly

Improving Legistlative Engagement Uyo, 2012

(Fr. L-R (1) Hon. Klaus Brandner- Deutscher Bundestag; (2) Hon. Aminu Suleiman- Dep. Chairman House Committee on Labour NASS

Labour rights are human rights – and social security and decent work contribute to a country’s development. The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Nigeria therefore invited the House of Representatives‘ Committee on Labour, Employment and Productivity and the Nigeria Labour Congress to a two day workshop on “Improving Legislative Engagement between Nigeria Labour Congress and the National Assembly” in Uyo, from October 3-4, 2012.

Participants from the National Assembly and the Nigerian trade unions discussed labour-relevant issues such as the national minimum wage, the Petroleum Industry Bill, and occupational health and safety. The workshop was facilitated by Honourable Klaus Brandner, member of the German national parliament (Bundestag), former secretary of state in the Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs – and also a former full-time trade unionist.

The communiqué of the workshop called, among others, for an inclusion of parliament and labour into the recently established Nigerian-German bi-national commission, a periodic review of the national minimum wage, and the swift domestication of all ILO conventions signed by Nigeria.

It furthermore called for a “strong, constant and sustained interaction between the NLC and the National Assembly to facilitate constant review of existing laws and enactment of progressive laws that will enhance good governance in Nigeria”.

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