Nigerian unions strike over fuel prices despite court order

Nigerian unions have begun a four-day general strike over rising fuel prices, in defiance of a court order banning them from striking for reasons other than working conditions. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) [official website] has indicated that the strike would end only if the recent 25 percent increase in oil prices is reversed.

NLC leader Adams Oshiomhole has said the strike would be suspended after four days to give the government the opportunity to change its position and start talking to the unions. BBC News has more.

 

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