Oil workers suspend warning strike

Nupeng/ Oil workers

Oil workers under the auspice of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) have suspended their three-day warning strike, following intervention by the Presidency.

Also, the senior oil workers belonging to the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) have suspended their plan to join the strike today.

NUPENG suspended the one-day-old strike which had shut down oil depots and terminals, after a five-hour meeting with the presidential team led by the labour and employment minister, Senator Chris Ngige, in Abuja.

The oil workers embarked on the warning strike to protest the casualization, job security, and the sack of 400 of their colleagues by the multi-national oil companies without following due process.

NUPENG president, Igwe Achese, who addressed newsmen after the meeting, said the strike is being called off, following a fresh agreement that the oil companies will address their demands within the next two weeks.

Also speaking to newsmen, Ngige promised that unlike the past agreements, the Presidency will enforce the implementation of the agreement this time around.

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