[Marxism] Attacks on Nigerian unions
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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