Lucky Brimoh (PhD), M. I. Brimoh


Nigeria profited to some extent from the experience of both England and events in other developing territories in the industrial relation field. It was during the period of sustainable development as to government policy changed in response to the fear and uncontrolled labour movement in period of Nation crises such as democratic prevailing condition, could create a divisive environment which could adversely affect, efforts to unite the country, with the various act’s, these means that there is no right to strike in Nigeria but in practice there is strike even when the procedure is not right.

The fundamental rights to freedom of expression, and to movement, association and right to peaceful assembly shall not to be taken away from human unless he has no life, an insight into the right of organized labour is to pocket and mount pressure with a purpose to favour. The right to strike is not to right to life as the grand norm of the state as explicitly expressed, the right to strike which is germane has a great influence on the balance in Relationship between the employed and employees in our various sector of the economy, the minister encourage settlement.

However, the strategic relationship between the right to strike and the sustainable democracy in a free and fair society in a country as ours, as practically express and demonstrated by Asuu strike is right to life in our Universities is a case experience as government, and its minister want to scoff out life of human, as the human life and society depend on the environment for their survival, the wages received interrelation with environment for existence is low.

Conclusively, before going on to strike need a lot of effort and consciousness at may be deem fit, i.e. collective agreement in the 1999 constitution there is not right to strike. However, the law does not expressly say there is no right to strike, but in practice and procedure worker go on strike; hence there is always conflict of law between the master and servants in Relationship to labour law in Nigeria, Right to strike is akin to Right to life.

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