Nigeria’s main labour unions on Sunday suspended a national strike and announced further talks with the government about raising the minimum wage.
The blue collar Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its white collar counterpart the Trade Union Congress (TUC) launched the strike on Wednesday.
The unions have proposed a new monthly minimum wage of between 45,000 naira and 65,000 naira ($125-$180, 107-154 euros) against the current 18,000 naira.
NLC president Ayuba Wabba told reporters an invitation had been received to resume talks with the government and private sector representatives on October 4 and 5.
“We demand that this shall be the final session of the committee and a final report will be submitted to Mr President immediately,” Wabba said in Nigeria’s capital of Abuja. Read more