Nigerian Labor Movement

Events

Independence

1960

Notable Pre-War Unions

Nigerian Union of Civil Servants

1914

Nigerian Law Association

1923

National Union of Teachers

1931

Nigerian Railway Workers Union

1931

Lagos Fishermen's Association

1937

Palm Wine Sellers' Association

1942

Labor Federations

Federated Trade Union

1942 - 1943

1943: name changed to TUCN

Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUCN)

1944 - Approx. 1947

By the late 1940s, the TUCN had broken into a number of fractious trade unions.

Nigerial National Labor Federation (NNLF)

Approx. 1947 - 1949

Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC)

Approx. May 1950 - 1951

All-Nigeria Trades Union Federation (ANTUF)

1953 - 1959

1959: merges with NCTUN to form TUCN

National Council of Trade Unions of Nigeria (NCTUN)

1957 - 1959

1959: merges with ANTUF to form TUCN

Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUCN)

1959 - 1962

Formed as merger of ANTUF and NCTUN.
1962: Changes name to ULC

Nigerian Trade Union Congress (NTUC)

1960 - 1978

Nigerian Workers' Council (NWC)

1962 - 1978

United Labor Congress (ULC)

1962 - 1978

Joint Action Committee

1963 - 1964

Formed by the major union centers

Labor Unity Front (LUF)

1963 - 1978

Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC)

1978 - 2013