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Imhonopi, , David and Urim, Ugochukwu Moses (2011) THE DEVELOPMENT OF LABOR MOVEMENTS AND STATE INTERFERENCE: THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE. Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 13 (2). pp. 236-253. ISSN 1520-5509

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Labor movements are known to exist for the primary purpose of protecting the interests of labor in the society. They ensure members’ welfare and interests are given priority attention by employers and government. However, in Nigeria, labor movements have emerged as champions of causes that exist outside the walls of corporate employment. They have become the voice of the voiceless, platform for the unheard and downtrodden, and the hope of the masses. Situated within the context of a belligerent climate of repression, exploitation, and subjugation by the political and economic managers of the state, labor movements have turned around to push for reforms and transformation of the Nigerian society in different spheres. This study therefore examines the dynamic and phasic evolution of labor movements in Nigeria, and how they have transformed from being a strictly industrial relations actor to a dynamic force for social change in the face of an unwilling, repressive, and indifferent state.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Labor Movements; Industrial Relations; State; Nigeria; Governance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2015 12:31
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2015 12:31

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