The Nigeria Labour Congress will on Tuesday begin a national conference in Abuja to deliberate on nations and the unity of the association.
NLC General Secretary, Dr Peter Ozo-Eson who disclosed this in an interview said more than 700 statutory delegates and observers are expected to take part in the two-day event.
The theme of the conference is, ‘`Towards a Decade of Activism for the Promotion of Labour Unity and National Rebirth and Development.’
Ozo-Eson said that the constitution provided how delegates would be selected.
“We are expecting 700 delegates for today’s (Feb.5) programme from industrial unions in the country.
“The constitution provides how delegates are allocated. Three delegates are allocated to each industrial union on the basis of equality and one additional delegate is then allocated to every N5 million check-off dues.
“Based on that contribution, we have just about 700 delegates. But beyond the delegates, unions are also free to bring in observers. Because this is a key event and most unions want to have many of their members to be part of it.
“In addition, we have guests that are invited from within and outside the country. About 1,500 people will be present at the opening ceremony,’’ he said.