[Marxism] Attacks on Nigerian unions

Johannes Schneider Johannes.Schneider at gmx.net
Mon Jun 28 16:39:19 MDT 2004

The BBC reports:

Monday, 28 June, 2004, 13:33 GMT

Nigeria seeks to curb union power

Nigeria's powerful umbrella trade union body will be broken up, the  
president has said.

President Olusegun Obasanjo said this would introduce "democracy" to the  
Nigeria Labour Congress.

The NLC has called general strikes against fuel prices rises three times  
in the past nine months - most recently earlier this month.

But Mr Obasanjo said the unions were overstepping their powers in trying  
to change government policy.



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