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06 Nov 2018 | 10:44 AM UTC

Nigeria: National strike set to begin Nov. 6 called off /update 5

Nigeria News Alert

Labor unions call off planned nationwide strike set to begin November 6; normal operations expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/6/2018, 12:00 AM until 11/10/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Nigeria

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On Monday, November 5, labor unions - the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC), and the United Labour Congress (ULC) - decided to call off a nationwide strike initially scheduled to start on Tuesday, November 6, following successful negotiations with the government. As such, normal operations are expected throughout the country.


Unions have been demanding an increased of the national minimum wage from naira 18,000 (USD 50) to naira 30,000 (USD 82).

An associated strike was held September 27-30; workers from private and public sectors participated, leading to significant service disruptions, including flight operations.


On a separate note, the security environment in Nigeria is complex and is particularly challenging in the northeast and extreme south of the country due to the presence of armed groups, high crime rates, and the risk of kidnapping. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel to such areas.


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