JUST IN: PENGASSAN suspends planned nationwide strike

Ebun Francis || The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has called off its planned nationwide strike scheduled to commence at 11:59 P.M. on Monday.

The union had earlier alleged anti-labour practices against some of its members by some indigenous oil companies, one of which it identified as Neconde Energy Limited.

They had issued a 72-hour ultimatum to government to intervene over allegations of anti-workers’ practices perpetrated against some of its members working in Neconde Energy Limited.

The union’s decision followed the intervention of the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu.
Director of the State Security Service, SSS, Lawan Daura, and the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige.

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The planned strike action by the union worsened the scarcity of petroleum products across the country as fuel ques returned to places like Lagos that had last week witnessed the availability of fuel products in filling stations.

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