Fuel strike hits Nige­ria

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ONITSHA: A Nige­rian oil labour union has be­gun a na­tion­wide strike hit­ting petrol sta­tions and oil tankers, while oil in­dus­try work­ers have shut down seven crude flow sta­tions in the Niger Delta, a union of­fi­cial said yes­ter­day.

The strike is in protest over pay and job losses. The Nige­ria Union of Pe­tro­leum and Nat­u­ral Gas Work­ers (Nu­peng) is one of sev­eral labour unions that have crit­i­cised oil com­pa­nies for sack­ing work­ers in the last few months. “Fill­ing sta­tions, petrol tankers and all Nu­peng mem­bers are in­volved,” a union spokesman said. – Reuters

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