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Nigeria’s State Workers Give Two-Week Notice of Plan to Strike

July 01, 2011

July 1 (Bloomberg) -- State workers in Nigeria have issued the government with a two-week notice of their intention to strike over wages, according to Abdulwaheed Omar, president of the Nigerian Labour Congress, and Peter Esele, president of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria.

The labor unions plan to strike from July 14 to press for the implementation of an 18,000 naira minimum wage approved by parliament on Feb. 23, the unions said in an e-mailed statement today.

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