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Thursday, January 12, 2017

NUPENG BEGINS NATIONWIDE STRIKE

Concerns are rife over the likelihood of fuel scarcity in the country following the commencement of a three-day warning strike across the country by the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG.


President of the union, Achese Igwe, announced this after a national executive committee, NEC, meeting of NUPENG.

The strike, which will affect the flow of petrol to filling stations, has shut down seven crude flow stations in the Niger Delta, a union official said on Wednesday.

The strike is in protest over pay and job losses. NUPENG is one of several labour unions that have criticised oil companies for sacking workers in the past few months.

The union pointed out that the strike would last for three days and involve around 10,000 workers.


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