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RIGHT OF AN INFORMAL AND DOMESTIC WORKER TO ENJOY CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE LABOUR ACT

Mr. Gbenga Komolafe & 2 Ors V. The Federal Republic of Nigeria & 2 Ors


WHETHER INFORMAL AND DOMESTIC WORKERS ARE NOT ENTITLED TO ENJOY CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE LAW JUST AS EVERY OTHER WORKER COVERED UNDER SUCH LAWS


Lawyers Alert is currently representing a the yet-to-be-registered Federation of Informal Workers’ Organizations of Nigeria (FIWON) in an brought pursuant to sections 34, 37, 40 & 42 of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria and Articles 2, 3, 4 and 10 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights Cap A9, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004, International Labour Organization’s Convention on decent work for domestic workers no 189 of 2011 and under the inherent powers of the honourable court and for the declaration and/or interpretation hereto.

The suit which is principally asking declaratory reliefs seeks to protect the rights of informal and domestic workers and to make same categories of workers enjoy clear provisions of the laws.


OUTCOME

The suit which has just been filed at the National Industrial Court of Nigeria in Abuja is yet to be assigned to a court that would hear it. Updates shall be given subsequently.

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