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  • hundreds of members of Nigeria's main labor unions marched in the capital Abuja on Wednesday.

  • They're protesting possible changes to the minimum wage system.

  • We are not happy at all.

  • We have our Children and our our needs to.

  • In 2019, Nigeria's minimum wage was increased to 30,000 naira or $79 a month, up from 18,000 naira.

  • Unions had gone on strike in late 2018 to push for the rise, but a bill now under discussion in the House of Representatives could change that.

  • It proposes Nigeria's 36 states each set their own minimum wage rather than it's been decided by the federal government.

  • Many states have struggled to pay the salaries of civil servants in recent years.

  • Outside parliament, a Uber Wahba, president of the Nigerian Labour Congress, said the issue was protecting the most vulnerable workers.

  • Once you remove that bar of having a national sleep of what cannot be paid as a which they will then go back and pay slave wages.

  • A dodo Goa, majority leader of the lower house, accepted a letter from protesters and said such legislation was still only a proposal.

hundreds of members of Nigeria's main labor unions marched in the capital Abuja on Wednesday.

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Nigeria's unions march over minimum wage

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/03/12
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