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  • Africa Industrialisation Day, November 2016
  • Electoral Risk Management Training Workshop, Ondo, November 2016
  • Hamatan School, November 2016
  • The Election Management System Training, October 2016
  • SIRA Annual Lecture, November 2016
  • Launch of NLC Climate Change Publication, October 2016
  • COP22 Marrakesh Strategic Meeting on Climate Change, October 2016
  • FES Delegation visit, October 2016
  • APD and FES Nigeria @ 40, October 2016

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NLC – Interactive session on international cooperation work of the NLC

“Our aim today is to create a road map that will define the commitment of the Nigeria Labour Congress to international cooperation”, Comrade Abdulwahed Omar, President of the NLC, explained on the 11th of March, 2013. The President mentioned the importance of cooperation and solidarity with other African unions as well as with the global union movement. In a globalised world, cooperation between Labour Unions of different countries is more important than ever – e.g. to establish Global Framework Agreements in multinational corporations. Although initiatives such as the regular trilateral meetings between the NLC, the Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) have been a good start, international policies of the NLC need to be guided by a clear strategy.
The leadership of the NLC and its affiliate unions discussed these issues in a one-day interactive session that was supported by the FES.

To give a better understanding of the key issues to be discussed regarding the international cooperation of the NLC, Prof. Dafe Otobo from the University of Lagos and Comrade S.O.Z. Ejiofoh presented an overview of the history of international labour movement and the role of the NLC. In the following group work and discussions it became clear that the NLC has to focus its international commitment. Three main aspects were mentioned: The cooperation between the Chinese Trade Unions Federation and the NLC has to be clarified and discussed, also regarding the high number of Chinese workers in Nigeria. Secondly, to further deepen international cooperation the participants of the workshop decided to collaborate more with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and concentrate on implementing the ILO policies in Nigeria.

And thirdly, a strengthened and expanded cooperation between African unions would support a unified African position in the International Trade Union Confederation.