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Oil workers to begin nationwide strike December 18

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has issued a 7-day ultimatum to the Federal Government.

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This is as a result of what it said were unfair labour practices and seemly untameable posture of some indigenous oil and gas companies and marginal field operators by relevant agencies of government, PENGASSAN said.

It said if these remain unresolved, the ensuing strike will shutdown all oil and gas installations, including disruptions to fuel supply and distribution across the country effective Monday December 18, 2017.

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The association in a release yesterday said it had earlier condemned some indigenous oil and gas companies and Marginal Field operators over their anti-labour postures and practices which include the termination of the employment of workers willing to belong to the union. 

It said it would carry out its threat should the Federal Government fail to address its grievances in seven days’ time.

According  to the General Secretary of PENGASSAN, Lumumba Okugbawa, one of the resolutions reached by the association at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of October 13, 2017 held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, was the condemnation of Indigenous Oil and Gas Companies and Marginal Field Operators, concerning their anti-labour posture and practices.

 

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