Minimum wage

By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 13th, 2013
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By Matt Miller, At times like these, I wish I wasn’t a policy wonk. Or at least not one who can’t help asking if the reality of a president’ proposals come close to the rhetoric they’re couched in. I want to believe. I thought the president looked great up there. It’s exciting to see man […]...
By IndepthAfrica
In Nigeria
Apr 9th, 2012
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Oyo State civil servants have been urged to use dialogue instead of confrontation to persuade the government for enhanced pay. They were hailed for suspending the strike by the state’s Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over the disagreement with the government on the minimum wage offer. The Medical Offic...
By benim
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Jul 26th, 2011
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Nigeria’s central bank on Tuesday jacked up its main interest rate by 0.75 points to 8.75 percent, the fourth increase in six months in a move aimed at putting a lid on inflation. The bank’s governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, told a news conference that the decision to hike the rate was info...
By benim
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Jul 20th, 2011
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A nationwide pay strike planned to begin Wednesday has been suspended following a deal struck between government officials and labour unions, a spokesman of the workers’ body said. “We have suspended the strike for Wednesday. The federal government has agreed to the implementation of the ...
By benim
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Jun 30th, 2011
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Nigeria’s main labour unions Thursday gave the government a two-week ultimatum to pay workers a minimum wage agreed to a year ago, or face a nationwide strike, including in the key oil sector. “Organised labour under the auspices of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (...
By benim
In Egypt
May 1st, 2011
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Thousands of Egyptian workers demonstrated in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Sunday to demand an increase in the country’s 400 Egyptian pound ($67) per month minimum wage and other rights. The demonstration paled in size compared to the mass protests of the last few months that led to the toppl...
By benim
In News
Nov 25th, 2010
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will send a bill to parliament more than doubling the minimum wage, meeting union demands after a nationwide strike this month, a senior advisory council said on Thursday. The main labour unions in Africa’s most populous nation launched a brief warning strik...
By benim
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Nov 10th, 2010
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Nigeria’s labor unions called off a one-day general strike over the minimum wage in Africa’s top oil producer after the groups said President Goodluck Jonathan pledged to boost the rate. The strike, initially planned to last three days, was halted to give Jonathan time to “act on his promise,” John O...
By benim
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Nov 10th, 2010
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Yet another dialogue between the presidency and leaders of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), to forestall a planned nationwide strike today, has been deadlocked. President Goodluck Jonathan who rushed down from Lagos yesterday to lead a high level delegation of government officials to meet with the...
By benim
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Nov 8th, 2010
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Nigeria’s two main labour unions called a three-day nationwide strike from Wednesday and threatened an indefinite stoppage over what they say is the government’s failure to adopt a $120 monthly minimum wage. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) said the gov...