Month: June 2022

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION CONVENTIONS ON FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND PROTECTION OF THE RIGHT TO ORGANISE CONVENTION, 1948 (NO. 87) AND RIGHT TO ORGANISE AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING CONVENTION, 1949 (NO. 98)

 

INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION CONVENTIONS ON FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION AND PROTECTION OF THE RIGHT TO ORGANISE CONVENTION, 1948 (NO. 87) AND RIGHT TO ORGANISE AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING CONVENTION, 1949 (NO. 98)

As mentioned last week, the International Labour Organization (ILO) intervenes in ensuring better working environments for all workers at their various places of work globally, through the instrumentality of various conventions it legislates.

Conventions 87 and 98 are two of the fundamental conventions of the ILO. The former speaks to Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise, while the latter speaks to the Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining. These are the Conventions that do not only globally guarantee the rights of workers to freely associate and organize themselves under the umbrella of industrial or Trade Union, but they also empower workers through their Unions to negotiate their working conditions.

Acknowledgement and respect of their employees’ fundamentals rights as expressed by these conventions portrays an abiding employer as one that is not only labour friendly but also one that is a good social partner. Workers and their unions reciprocate loyalty of employers on these conventions with better dedication to work and ensure increased productivity.

It is important for workers to know that as they are protected internationally through the conventions of the ILO earlier mentioned, they are also protected locally to freely associate as enshrined, ultimately, in Section 40 of Nigeria’s Constitution and combined sections 12(4), 23 and 25 of Nigeria’s Trade Unions Act.

For guidance on how to be members Nigerian workers who are yet to be members of a Trade Union should endeavour to contact the Trade Union in their sector and those in the private telecommunications and communications sector should endeavour to contact the Private Telecommunications and Communications Senior Staff Association of Nigeria on her website and other various social media platforms.

THIS IS A CLARION CALL TO ALL TELECOMMNICATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS IN NIGERIA TO JOIN PETCSSAN TODAY!!!!

Furtherance to her avowed commitment to organizing drive policy of liberating workers in Private Telecommunications Sector in Nigeria from the shackles and servitude of their employers, The Private Telecommunications and Communications Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PTECSSAN), recently embarked on sensitization and awareness campaign through the instrumentality of flyers sharing on the streets of Victoria Island, where major telecommunications companies are domiciled.

The exercise was led by Comrade Felix Osagie, the Deputy General Secretary, and Head of Organizing, Comrade Adebayo Molade.

The sensitization is aimed at awakening the consciousness of all telecommunications workers in Nigeria to Join the Union with attendant benefits as follows:

PTECSSAN negotiates better conditions of service

PTECSSAN ensures all your rights as workers are protected

PTECSSAN negotiates exit package for you!

✓Don’t work alone, don’t face your battles alone, don’t ignore your compatriots’ predicaments.

✓Let PTECSSAN be your face.

PTECSSAN represents you to protect your interest.

Among others………….

It is only union(PTECSSAN), that can fight for your fundamental rights in that company.

Join now!!!

THE HIGHEST DECISION-MAKING BODY OF ILO MEETS

THE HIGHEST DECISION-MAKING BODY OF ILO MEETS

The International Labour Conference is the highest decision-making body of the International Labour Organization (ILO) which is an agency of the United Nations that deals with labour related issues.

The body meets annually in the month of June by bringing together delegations of workers, employers, and governments from the Organisation’s 187 member States.

The interventions of the ILO prominently come by way of Conventions which geared towards addressing different aspects of labour/industrial relations. Such Conventions include but not limited to the eight fundamental Conventions:

The eight fundamental Conventions according to the ILO are:

1. Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise Convention, 1948 (No. 87)
2. Right to Organise and Collective Bargaining Convention, 1949 (No. 98)
3. Forced Labour Convention, 1930 (No. 29) (and its 2014 Protocol )
4. Abolition of Forced Labour Convention, 1957 (No. 105)
5. Minimum Age Convention, 1973 (No. 138)
6. Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention, 1999 (No. 182)
7. Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100)
8. Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111)
This year’s (2022) International Labour Conference began on 27th May and shall end on 11th June.
The copy of this year’s Social Dialogue Report titled Collective Bargaining Agreement for an Inclusive, Sustainable and Resilient Recovery can be accessed via the link below:

https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/—dgreports/—dcomm/—publ/documents/publication/wcms_842807.pdf