Nigeria: Oil workers threaten strike over anti-labour activities




The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike if some industrial issues, especially anti-labour practices by some employers in oil and gas industry, were not addressed within 21 days.

The senior staff trade union issued the ultima-tum after its Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Abuja. According to a statement signed by the National Public Relations Officer, PENGASSAN, Fortune Obi, the 21-day ultimatum to stakeholders in the oil and gas industry became necessary due to persistent anti-labour practices by management of some companies in the sector.

The association, therefore, called on relevant stakeholders to address issues of concern affect ing its members within the stipulated days to avert the consequences of its next line of action. “PENGASSAN, in the last three years, has not only been excessively stretched, but equally unnecessarily over-burdened and is fast running out of patience over the loss of will by various managements to attend to industrial/ welfare issues.

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