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NUPENG suspends planned strike


The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has announced the suspension of its planned strike.

This was announced in a statement by NUPENG’s President, Mr Williams Akporeha and General Secretary, Mr Afolabi Olawale on Thursday in Lagos.

This comes after meetings and engagements with government agencies and institutions, including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

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NUPENG stated, “NNPC’s management has once again proven to the union and the nation that it can be trusted in matters of ensuring decency of employment and peaceful industrial relations in the Nigerian oil and gas industry.

“On behalf of members of our union, we promise to reciprocate these commendable efforts with hitch-free and effective distribution of petroleum products during the forthcoming festive period.”

NUPENG added that The planned strike was to protest non-implementation of agreements reached with government, adding that Some of the resolutions from these engagements include commencement of the processes to clear all backlogs of arrears of salaries and allowances owed contract workers of Oil Mining Licence 42 before the end of December.

“The agreement and firm commitment to pay N2.13 million to each of the former employees of the big six contractors whose terminal benefits were short-paid in 2012 following the closure of the contract” they added.

Nairametrics reported last month that the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) had issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government with a threat to embark on a nationwide strike due to the non-implementation of an earlier agreement.



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