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08 Jan 2019 | 02:23 AM UTC

Nigeria: Labor union calls for nationwide protests January 8

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Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) calls for nationwide protests on January 8 to demand a minimum wage increase

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/7/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/8/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Nigeria


The General Secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) announced on Monday, January 7, that massive protests will be held across Nigeria on Tuesday, January 8, to demand an increase to the minimum wage. NLC leaders also said that the demonstrations are not a strike and that the union will alert the public if a work stoppage is planned. Exact details regarding the times and locations of the protests have not been released as of Monday evening (local time). Heightened security measures and localized traffic disruptions are anticipated around all protest sites.


On December 17, 2018, NLC leaders announced they would organize mass protests if the National Assembly failed to pass a bill on raising the national minimum raise by December 31. The union is calling for the minimum wage to be increased from 18,000 naira (49 USD) to 30,000 naira (82 USD).


Individuals in Nigeria are advised to monitor the situation and avoid all demonstrations due to the risk of violence.


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