Nigeria: Industrial relations
Original and updating author: Adekunle Obebe, Bloomfield Advocates & Solicitors
Consultant editor: Ayobamidele Akande, Stark Legal
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- The freedom of association provided for in the Constitution includes the right to form or belong to a trade union. (See Trade unions and recognition)
- The collective bargaining process is largely unregulated, unless bargaining breaks down and a "trade dispute" arises. (See Collective bargaining and agreements)
- Employers have no general statutory obligation to inform and consult employees, although statutory information obligations do apply with regard to redundancies. (See Informing and consulting employees - general and Informing and consulting prior to redundancies)
- Statutory protection exists against actions in tort for certain acts committed in contemplation or furtherance of a trade dispute. (See Industrial action)