The importance of trade union in labour relations cannot be over emphasized. They play a major role in ensuring and guaranteeing stability and industrial harmony between the
employer and employees. The Nigerian economy is stable largely owing to the activities of trade unions laboring assiduously to strike a balance between its interest and that of
management. Labour and management are two bearers of great social interests. It is well known that trade unionism all over the world emerged for improving the economic, living and
working conditions of workers. Workers through their union representatives seek to obtain an equitable share in the profits made by the employer in order to improve their working and
living standards out of the wealth they help to generate. This article is an expedition on the problems and prospects of trade
unionism in Nigeria and it considers how it is being practices in Ghana and South African in line with international best practices. This article is detail on the effects, justifications and
challenges of Labour Union.
Key words: Trade Union; Employer; Employees/Workers and Strike.