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Nigerian teachers win their dispute

Issue No. 2114

An all-out strike by state sector teachers in Nigeria has ended after four weeks with a government recommendation that teachers get a 27.5 percent pay increase.

Teacher’s pay is awarded locally in Nigeria’s 36 federal states, but the Nigerian Union of Teachers demanded that the government introduce an enhanced teachers’ salary structure to improve and regulate their wages nationally.

The strike did not achieve this, but the pay award it did win has been an enormous boost to workers’ confidence in Nigeria.

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Tue 12 Aug 2008, 19:15 BST
Issue No. 2114
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