The NLC had a national executive and secretariat, as well as state councils in all states.
The NLC had a national executive and secretariat, as well as state councils in all states. It had more than affiliated unions. Although most labor matters were channeled through the NLC, the affiliate unions had engaged individually in union activities, such as strikes and lockouts. In the s, the NLC was torn apart by leadership struggles, ideological differences, and ethnoregional conflicts.
The NLC nearly broke up in after disagreements over elections of its leadership, resulting in the federal government's appointing an administrator for several months. The NLC organized a nationwide workers' strike in to demand the retention of government subsidies on petroleum products and continued to articulate workers' demands on matters such as minimum wages and improved welfare conditions.
Several other trade unions were also active. A few, such as the Academic Staff Union of Universities, were proscribed for alleged antigovernment activities.
To define the nature of a trade union. To create an understanding of the functions of a trade union in the Caribbean.
Definition of a Trade Union A trade union is an organization based on membership of employees in various trades, occupations and professions, whose major focus is the representation of its members at the workplace and in the wider society. It particularly seeks to advance its interest through the process of rule-making and collective bargaining.
To achieve this aim, trade unions have a duty to maintain the viability of the undertaking by ensuring cooperation with management in measures to promote efficiency and good industrial relations. Trade unions should therefore: Trade unions themselves set out their functions within their rulebooks.
Most of them add others, in addition to the functions mentioned above, including interventions in the economy through sponsorship of trade union business activities and cooperatives, and political roles, among others.
The Role of Trade Unions Generally, it is possible to summarize the various functions which Caribbean trade unions have undertaken: Political role, using collective power to influence decisions on behalf of members and the wider society; 2.
Market role, by intervention wage bargaining and thus impacting on the economy; 3. Regulatory role by setting standards in relation to jobs and terms and conditions; 4.
Democratizing role, in creating industrial democracy at the workplace; 5. Service role, in promoting the intervention of members; 6. Enhancement role in helping to develop the human potential of members; and 7.
Welfare role in providing assistance to particular groups. Political role In many instances, trade unions were established in the Caribbean before the advent of political parties which evolved from the trade unions. This resulted in a close nexus between the two institutions which were often organically linked.
Nigerian Trade Union Ordinance in , the numbers of registered trade unions as well as memberships increased; for example, in only 14 unions were registered with 4, members but by this had increased to 91 registered unions with over thirty thousand members (Nigeria Department of Labour Annual Reports, ). 5 Trade Union Development UNIT 4 TRADE UNION DEVELOPMENT and Functions AND FUNCTIONS Objectives After going through this unit, you should be able to understand: l the growth and development of trade unions in India, and l the functions and problems of trade unions. Prior to that date, TUC had gone through various transformations starting in , first as Federation of Senior Staff Associations of Nigeria (FESSAN), then as Senior Staff Consultative Association of Nigeria (SESCAN) and, finally, TUC.
In the early stages of their development, some trade unions functioned as rate payers institutions, increasing the wages of members who were then able to become electors by reaching the required franchise qualifications.Nigeria Union of Teachers From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Nigeria Union of Teachers is a major trade union in Nigeria.
trade unions in Nigeria and its implications for trade union practice and management in terms of the following variables: membership strength/union power, finance, organizational efficiency, collective bargaining, labour relations.
Finally on November 23, , 23 unions met. The outcome was the formation of the Federated Trade Unions of Nigeria (FTUN) under which public and private sector workers were brought together.
Abstract Trade Union movement since its existence has contributed immensely to the political and economical development to the Nigerian economy. The women who have contributed to its growth .
Nigeria Union of Teachers From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Nigeria Union of Teachers is a major trade union in Nigeria. The roles of trade unions cannot be over emphasized in any organization. The main purpose of this research work is to analyze and evaluate if there is actually any relationship between trade unionism and the growth if public sector organization in Nigeria with special references to .