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03 Jul 2019 | 09:59 AM UTC

Nigeria: Trade unions threaten nationwide strike July 1

Nigeria News Alert

Labor unions release a statement on July 1 threatening to launch a nationwide strike to demand the implementation of the minimum wage law

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

Event

The Trade Union Side (TUS) of the Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) released a statement on Monday, July 1, threatening to launch a nationwide strike if the government does not implement the new minimum wage law. Members of the TUS, which is a collective of unions that represents federal and state government public workers, have accused the Federal Government of attempting to derail negotiations that would prevent raising wages. As of Wednesday, July 3, the TUS has not officially announced if it will organize a strike.

Context

President Muhammadu Buhari signed the new minimum wage law on April 18, 2019. A government committee was established in June to develop plans on structuring salaries for public employees to meet the new requirements.

Advice

Individuals in Nigeria are advised to monitor developments to the situation and to avoid all public demonstrations as a precaution. 

The security environment in Nigeria remains complex. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.

 

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