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Nigerian Unions, Government Agree Minimum Wage to Avert Strike

Nigerian trade unions and the government agreed to a new minimum wage proposal on Tuesday, in an attempt to avert a planned nationwide strike following threats to shutdown Africa's biggest economy, a union official said. Unions, which have been discussing with the government a new minimum wage proposal, had planned to commence a strike on Tuesday. Nigerian Labor Congress (NLC) General Secretary Peter Ozo-Eson said a committee set up with the government was recommending 30,000 naira...

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