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NLC,ILO partner to enhance the role of trade union in labour migration




The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), in partnership with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), has conducted training for trade union workers to enhance the role of trade unions in labour migration.

The training was focused on gender mainstreaming to safeguard migrant workers in Nigeria.

According to ThePressNG, the workshop, spanning three days was aimed at sensitizing migrant recruitment advisors.

The NLC General Secretary Mr. Emmanuel Ugboaja stated that the program was beneficial for female migrants to promote decent work.

NLC Head of Youth and Women Mrs. Rita Goyit, who represented Ugboaja, highlighted the training’s goals, focusing on raising awareness and advocating for fair recruitment practices and decent work for migrant labourers.

Emphasizing NLC’s dedication, the general secretary reaffirmed their commitment to advancing migration governance by ensuring the welfare of migrant workers and integrating gender perspectives for enhanced migration practices.

Ugboaja commended the ILO for their commitment, support and determination to organise the training.

The ILO Senior Specialist Workers’ Activities Programme, Mrs Inviolata Chinyangarara, said the programme, funded by the FAIRWAY project aimed at understanding the key concept of gender mainstreaming in labour migration governance.

She identified other issues that influenced women’s migration including; working as housemaids, entertainers, rape and sexual harassment among others.