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NUPENG, PENGASSAN, FG shift discussion over strike



The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), their sister union, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the federal government failed to meet over the planned strike by the unions.

The two unions had vowed to shut down the nation’s economy by embarking on a strike action to protest against what they said was government’s insensitivity to the oil and gas sector of the country.

Read also: FG kicks as PENGASSAN plans total shutdown of economy today

There were indications that the government to be represented by the minister for Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, and Minister of state for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, had scheduled to meet with the unions to
engage them in discussions over the planned strike.

The meeting which was scheduled to take place on Thursday has however been shifted to July 11.

This is even as there seems to be a division among the unions.

Feelers suggest that while NUPENG remains open to the option of dialogue to ensure Nigerians are not made to suffer unnecessarily, PENGASSAN seems set on calling out its members to down tools.

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