Systematic violations of rights

Same as last year


Workers' rights violations

Union busting

In Nigeria, employers in the chemical industry have prevented workers from forming or joining a union. In the electricity sector, workers were threatened with dismissals if they did so.

In several states in the country, the local authorities have interfered in trade union activities and in the Rivers state, the offices of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) were arbitrarily closed by the state government. The offices have remained sealed since then.

Workers’ rights in law

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