The State of Trade Unionism and Industrial Relations practice in Nigeria’s Export Processing Zones
The expansion of Export Processing Zones (EPZs) across the world has been an attendant phenomenon to the globalising processes of neoliberalism in the past few decades. The EPZs are supposed to be vehicles for the attraction of much needed foreign direct
investments for development by the world’s underdeveloped and less developed countries. Unfortunately, they have also become havens for some of the worst work practices and denial of workers’ rights to associate in defence of their rights and for the advancement of their interests, thus constituting one of the most inhumane “race to the bottom” characteristic of the neoliberal pathway to socio economic development of countries.