Relief for Nigerians as PENGASSAN suspends strike

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has suspended its nationwide strike, which was supposed to start today.

Background: The union embarked on the strike to protest the sacking of some employees of NECONDE Oil Limited.

Highlights: The National Public Relations Officer of the association, Fortune Obi said the industrial action was suspended following the intervention of The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu and, the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige.

The PENGASSAN spokesman said the management of NECONDE Oil Limited and its legal consultants have offered a letter of recall to the sacked employees of the company.

Obi said that the company’s management also agreed to allow the union to exist in the company.

According to him, the union also agreed to resolve anti-union posture by other indigenous companies and marginal field operators.

Obi said both parties would meet in the second week of January 2018 to look at the issues.

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