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The TUC has enjoyed long-standing relations with the trade union movement in Nigeria and helped mobilise international support for the struggle against dictatorship, spearheaded by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), during the country’s transition to democracy in the 1990s. We have supported the NLC in its recent campaign against attempts to erode trade union and human rights. The NLC and the TUC are currently collaborating in a project designed to enhance the role of women in trade union activities.

Find out more about the NLC [www.nlcng.org]

Independent researchers recognize trade union contribution to HIV prevention in Nigeria.
07 August 2013
To mark World AIDS Day, the TUC held a seminar on Monday 3 December bringing together Nigerian trade unionist Maureen Onyia and international trade union and AIDS campaign speakers to talk about what can be done to promote workplace solutions. TUC Assistant General Secretary Kay Carberry gave the following speech...
03 December 2012
TUC Assistant General Secretary Kay Carberry addressed the TUC World AIDS Day event on 3 December, about the role of unions and workplace action against HIV/AIDS.
03 December 2012
IDM - Monthly newsletter reporting international development matters and issues affecting trade unionists around the world.
31 May 2012
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) is mobilizing support for the implementation of the ILO Recommendation on HIV/AIDS and the World of Work adopted by the International Labour Conference in June 2010.
15 May 2012
Voluntary Counseling Confidential Testing (VCCT) organized under the NLC-TUC workplace initiative has proved popular among workers in the Federal Capital Territory in Nigeria where HIV prevalence is considered to be third highest in the country.
03 February 2012
The Nigeria Labour Congress and the Nigeria Trades Union Congress have suspended industrial action following the Federal Government's decision to reduce the price of petrol from N141 to N97 and agree to some other demands.
17 January 2012
At the end of the second day of the Nigerian General Strike, NLC Acting General Secretary Owei Lakemfa and TUC Secretary General John Kolawole write about the horrific attacks on protesters and strikers.
11 January 2012
In a letter to the Nigeria High Commission in London, the TUC has strongly condemned the indiscriminate killing of demonstrators by the security forces in protest marches organised by the NLC and Nigeria TUC in Kanu, Lagos and Benin,Nigeria, on 9 January 2012 over the withdrawal of the fuel subsidy.
11 January 2012
A briefing from the Nigerian Labour Congress on why a general strike has been called for 9 January over the Government's unilateral removal of oil subsidies.
06 January 2012

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