AN ANALYSIS OF LABOUR LEGISLATIONS AND WOMEN WORKERS IN NIGERIA: LESSONS FROM OTHER JURISDICTIONS

Abstract

The rights of women in Nigeria have become inequitable since the legislative houses are men dominated and women can only appeal for a percentage less than half to be heard. Fortunately, the less than half have been far more productive than the greater than half that the nation has been experiencing. While the less than half dwindles with present, past and incoming governments. The solution then should be what legislations are put in place to bring women in equal terms with men. Permit me to say that employment of women in any organization should not be throwback of wasted funds as some have accounted it to be so. The generality, that women are not able to meet the demands of the society or the work environment as has been asserted is not true in its entirety, this is because the failure of women to meet up demands is due to aspersions that they are weak and must be protected all the time even when the need for protection is not available. The struggle for women to be anything but treated as much important as men should come from conception of that baby girl to her training as any other male child to affording her a good payable job after attaining good training in her chosen field of profession. This research is aimed at legislative provisions made to foster women employment and what can be done to enhance the output of women in the workplace.

Key Words: Labour Legislation, Women Workers, Night Work, Underground Work, Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Equality.

 

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