Olayemi Adekeye

Olayemi Adekeye

Expected Graduation Date: August 2020

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Olayemi Timothy Adekeye is a Nigerian registered nurse and a professional mental health practitioner with eleven years of working experience with the top Neuropsychiatric hospital in Nigeria. His active participation in unionism dates back to his undergraduate days where he served as the vice-president of the Nigerian Universities of Nursing Students’ Association (NUNSA).  After qualifying as a professional registered nurse, he became an active member of the Nurses’ Union, the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives (NANNM). He first served as the internal auditor of the association and later as the financial secretary. In 2018, there was a strong need to organize the graduate nurses in the state (Ogun state) to protect their rights and bargain for their proper placement.  He took an active role in this regard and this led to him been elected as the chairman of the association, the University Graduate of Nursing Science Association (UGONSA).

Timothy Adekeye is an energetic and versatile trade unionist with tremendous experience in union organization, negotiation and collective bargaining, human rights advocate, and a mental health professional, and wishes to bring his professional experience in the struggle for workers’ rights and social justice to a six-week capstone experience with a U.S. based union, NGO, or other progressive organization dedicated to promoting the interests of workers.