Industrial Conflicts in Nigeria

Industrial Conflicts in Nigeria

THE ORIGIN OF TRADE UNIONISM IN NIGERIA:

There was a general belief that trade unions in the former British Colonial including Nigeria were not natural development as in the metropolitan countries, but rather a creature of the British Colonial office. Inspite of this belief, there is no evidence to show that the British deliberately imported trade unionism into Nigeria for there had been in Lagos in 1893 the existence of a mechanics mutual and providence and improvement Association and in 1911, the Lagos Merchantile Clerks Association was formed to safe guard the interest of clerks working for. [Read more…]