List of All Trade Unions in Nigeria
List of All Trade Unions in Nigeria – A trade union, also known as a labour union is a group of employees who are dedicated to “maintaining or improving the conditions of their employment,” such as obtaining better pay and benefits (such as holidays, health insurance, and retirement), improving working conditions, raising safety standards, establishing complaint procedures, and creating rules governing employees’ status (rules governing promotions, just-cause-conditions for termination, etc.) Many professional organizations all over the world now function without trade unions.
There are several unions for employees in Nigeria, and these unions act as the representatives of their members in their respective fields. Defending members’ rights are these unions’ primary goal.
Through recurring charges known as union dues, trade unions traditionally finance the operations of their headquarters and legal department. The delegate staff for trade union representation in the workplace is typically made up of employees who give their time and are frequently chosen by other members in democratic processes.
The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) are the two largest union coalitions that include a considerable number of trade unions in Nigeria.
Here’s the List of All Trade Unions in Nigeria:
NIGERIA LABOUR CONGRESS (NLC)
Trade unions in Nigeria are subject to regulatory control by the Nigeria Labour Congress. The Nigeria Labour Congress was founded in 1978 as a consequence of the union of the Nigeria Trade Union Congress (NTUC), Labour Unity Front (LUF), United Labor Congress (ULC), and Nigeria Workers Council (NWC) (NLC).
NIGERIA UNION OF JOURNALISTS (NUJ)
a group of experts in the media industry tasked with advancing the welfare and safety of Nigerian journalists. Incorporated on March 15, 1955.
NIGERIA UNION OF PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS WORKERS (NUPENG)
A successful merger of seven unions in November 1977 led to the creation of the organisation as a trade union. The rights and interests of Nigerian employees in the extraction sectors are basically represented by this trade union.
NIGERIAN UNION OF TEACHERS
The Nigerian Union of Teachers primarily focuses on enhancing the financial circumstances of teaching professionals and developing methods that impart knowledge as effectively as possible.
NATIONAL UNION OF ELECTRICITY EMPLOYEES (NUEE)
Following the merger of seven unions, this trade union was established in 1977 to represent utility employees in Nigeria.
NATIONAL UNION OF ROAD TRANSPORT WORKERS (NURTW)
The social stability of transport employees within the transportation industry is what this union aims to achieve. Following the successful merger of several existing unions, this trade union was established in 1978. The NURTW is now headed by Comrade Mushin Ayinde Akinsaya (MC Oluomo).
ACTORS GUILD OF NIGERIA (AGN)
The organisation was created to control and represent the needs of movie performers both in Nigeria and overseas.
ACADEMIC STAFF UNION OF UNIVERSITIES (ASUU)
This labour union was established in 1978 to represent the academic staff at all of Nigeria’s Federal and State Universities.
DIRECTORS GUILD OF NIGERIA (DGN)
Film and television directors are represented by this trade union. In 1999, it was founded.
NIGERIA CIVIL SERVICE
The Nigerian Civil Service is represented by this labour union. The Nigeria Civil Service was created in 1978 as a result of the union of 22 organisations.
NATIONAL UNION OF FOOD, BEVERAGE AND TOBACCO EMPLOYEES (NUFBTE)
Employees in Nigeria’s food processing and related industries are represented by this trade union. The National Union of Food, Beverage, and Tobacco Employees was created when the federal government combined twenty-five different unions.
NATIONAL UNION OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, CONSTRUCTION, FURNITURE AND WOOD WORKERS (NUCECFWW)
To represent the interests of employees in several allied industries in Nigeria, the Nigeria Organization of Construction and Civil Engineering Workers and the National Union of Furniture, Fixtures and Woodworkers merged to form this trade union in 1996.
NATIONAL UNION OF HOTEL AND PERSONAL SERVICE WORKERS (NUHPSW)
This trade union was established in 1978 as a result of the amalgamation of numerous unions with the aim of representing workers in the hospitality sector.
NATIONAL UNION OF POSTAL AND TELECOMMUNICATION EMPLOYEES (NUPTG)
Founded in 1978 as a result of the unionisation of seven unions, the main function of this organisation is to represent workers in Nigeria’s communications sector.
NATIONAL UNION OF SHOP AND DISTRIBUTIVE EMPLOYEES (NUSDE)
This trade union was established in 1978 as a result of the merger of numerous unions, and it is charged with promoting the interests of Nigerian workers in the retail and distribution sectors.
NATIONAL UNION OF TEXTILE, GARMENT AND TAILORING WORKERS OF NIGERIA (NUTGTWN)
Founded in 1977 as a result of the unionisation of 37 different unions, the National Union of Textile, Garment, and Tailoring Workers of Nigeria was formed.
NATIONAL UNION OF CHEMICAL, FOOTWEAR, RUBBER, LEATHER AND NON-METALLIC EMPLOYEES (NUCFRLANMPE)
After the successful merger of the National Union of Chemical and Non-Metallic Product Employees with the Footwear, Leather and Rubber Products Workers’ Union of Nigeria, this trade union was established in 1996 to represent workers in a number of industries in Nigeria.
NATIONAL UNION OF BANKS, INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS EMPLOYEES (NUBIFIE)
This trade union was established to represent the needs of Nigerian workers in the banking sector. After the Federal Government combined eight unions, it was established in 1978.
MEDICAL AND HEALTH WORKERS’ UNION OF NIGERIA (MHWUN)
To represent medical staff in Nigeria, a trade union was established in 1978. Seventeen unions have merged to form it.
MARITIME WORKERS UNION OF NIGERIA (MWUN)
The Federal Government combined the Dockworkers’ Union, the Nigerian Union of Seamen and Water Transport Workers, and the Union of Shipping, Clearing and Forwarding Agencies Workers of Nigeria to form this trade union in 1996.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA NURSES, AND MIDWIVES (NANNM)
The National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives was established on December 8, 1977, through the merger of six unions. Its main duty is to advocate the interests of nurses and midwives in Nigeria.
AGRICULTURAL AND ALLIED EMPLOYEES UNION OF NIGERIA (AAEUN)
This trade union in Nigeria represents the interests of agricultural workers. The Agricultural and Allied Workers’ Union of Nigeria and the Allied Senior Staff Association were combined to form it in 2008.
ASSOCIATION OF SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS OF NIGERIA (ASCSN)
This trade union was established in 1977 after the Nigerian government combined twelve different unions. All senior civil officials employed by the Nigerian Federal and State Governments are represented by this trade union.
AMALGAMATED UNION OF PUBLIC CORPORATION, CIVIL SERVICE TECHNICAL AND RECREATIONAL SERVICES EMPLOYEES (AUPCTRE)
Set up in 1996 to represent public sector workers in Nigeria.
NIGERIA UNION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES (NULGE)
This trade union in Nigeria represents municipal workers. In 1978, a number of unions were combined to become the NULGE.
PETROLEUM AND NATIONAL SENIOR STAFF ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA (PENGASSAN)
In order to represent the interests of senior and middle-level workers in Nigeria’s oil and gas sector, this trade union was founded in 1979. Its responsibility is to protect the wellbeing of the workforce in that industry.