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NUPENG to begin 3-day warning strike on Monday

By on June 30, 2013


The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has said that it would embark on a three-day warning strike on Monday.

NUPENG’s General-Secretary, Isaac Aberare, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Lagos.

He disclosed that the workers decided on the action, over “unfair labour practices by some major oil companies in the country.”

According to him, “The strike is also to protest the refusal of NARTO to implement the signed collective bargaining agreement with the petroleum tanker drivers.

“We are also unhappy over the bad state of roads across the nation.”

The scribe recalled that all efforts by the Federal Ministry of Labour to intervene in the issue three weeks ago had failed, adding that “oil multinationals had failed to implement the agreement reached for a truce brokered by the Minister of Labour, Chief Emeka Wogu.”

“All members of NUPENG at the various depots are to stop loading petroleum products for the next three days,” saying its call for a stakeholders meeting in the oil and gas sector to address the situation had also been ignored.

“Members in all the branches in the country must also follow suit,” the statement said.

Aberare added that “if after the three-day strike, nothing is done to address the situation, NUPENG would be forced to embark on an indefinite nationwide strike.”