Oil workers suspend strike
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) have suspended their strike which began on Thursday, July 7.
A communiqué issued yesterday signed by the presidents of PENGASSAN and NUPENG, Comrade F.O. Johnson and Comrade Igwe Achese, respectively said based on the understanding reached at various meetings held with trade unions in the oil and gas industry over issues of concern to workers and in view of the on-going social dialogue, the strike had been suspended.
The leadership also held meetings with the Minister of Labour and Employment , Sen Chris Ngige and Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu.
The meetings, the oil workers, agreed that there would be no victimization of workers by reason of participation in the strike. Negotiations not concluded with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) were deferred to Tuesday and Thursday 19 and 21 July, 2016.