Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa Hold Labour Summit

Trade Union organisations from Ghana, South Africa and Nigeria, will converge in Abuja, on Wednesday, for the second tri-lateral conference of workers organisations from the three countries.

Addressing the media, Vice President of Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Chairman, International Committee of the NLC, Issa Aremu, said the conference will give the participants the opportunity to among other things, share ideas about workers conditions in their respective countries.

They will also exchange ideas on how to improve the lives of their members.

Aremu, said that the conference would provide a veritable platform for the three organisations to strengthen the cooperation among them as well as re-position the trade unions in Africa to face the challenges in the place of work.

The three unions which are the Labour Centres in their countries, are the Congress of South African Trade Unions COSATU, Ghana Trade Union Congress GTUC and the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC.

    The tri-lateral conference, the second in its series, is expected to host over 200 delegates from the affiliate unions.

    According to Aremu “the forthcoming forum creates opportunity for the unions in South Africa and Ghana to meet with their Nigerian counterparts to exchange views on how to promote closer cooperation between the unions in the three countries.”

    “It also complements the good relations between governments of the three great countries of Africa. It is a practical example of people to people international relations,” he said.

    The conference, scheduled to be declared open by Vice President Namadi Sambo, has the theme “Working class solidarity for poverty eradication; the imperative for industrilisation and decent jobs in Africa”.

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