THE WORKPLACE AND CONSTITUTIONALISM IN NIGERIA FOLARIN
Keywords:Constitution, Constitutionalism, Workplace, Human Rights
The Constitution of every country stands as the most powerful document in that country, written or unwritten. This document gives life to other statutes, and those other statutes are recognized as subsidiary documents to the Constitution. The Nigerian Constitution is no different as it provides that other laws are subject to its provisions, and in a situation where a law is in friction with it, the Constitution will prevail over such law. The article revolves around the labour constitution in Nigeria. It analyses the principles and constitutional provisions on labour rights and obligations before and after the Third Alteration of the Nigerian Constitution. It examines Nigeria’s labour law philosophy, rationale and the changing world of works. It further highlights the gradual changes brought about by the Third Alteration, strengthening the role of the National Industrial Court and addressing the need for more legislative activism to accommodate issues brought about by the changing world of work.