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Re: NUPENG Declares Nationwide Strike, Shuts Down Flow Stati

by Phatman » January 17th, 2017, 9:42 am

ItuGlobal wrote:The only tool to force the govt to listen is to strike.... But the effects on the masses are devastating.

That's true. But what is the way forward?

Re: NUPENG Declares Nationwide Strike, Shuts Down Flow Stati

by ItuGlobal » January 17th, 2017, 9:30 am

The only tool to force the govt to listen is to strike.... But the effects on the masses are devastating.



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NUPENG Declares Nationwide Strike, Shuts Down Flow Stations

by Key7 » January 11th, 2017, 6:36 pm

Another fuel scarcity looms.
The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has declared a nationwide strike beginning from today.

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 last few months.

“Filling stations, petrol tankers and all NUPENG members are involved,” Cogent Ojobo, NUPENG’s Warri zonal chairman, said.
The union said the strike would last for three days and involve around 10,000 workers.

Ojobo said union officials would hold talks with the labour minister in the capital, Abuja, later on Wednesday. “If the issues at stake are resolved and a communique signed, the strike would be called off,” he said.

He also said workers had gone on strike at seven crude oil flow stations in and around Oleh, a town in Delta state, which is in the Niger Delta.

“Seven flow stations belonging to NPDC were shut by the workers and they are still shut now,” Ojobo said. He also said the workers, who are employed by contractors, say they have not been paid. The flow stations were shut on Tuesday.
The Labour ministry spokesman was not immediately available to comment.

Nigeria has been hit hard by a slump in crude oil prices in the past two years, which helped to push the country into recession. A wave of militant attacks in the southern Niger Delta oil hub throughout 2016 has hampered production.
Ndu Ughamadu, a spokesman for Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), a subsidiary of the state-run oil company NNPC, said checks were being made to establish whether the Niger Delta flow stations had been affected.

Last week, NUPENG held a strike at Total’s fuel depots in a protest over sackings, but it was suspended after one day after an agreement was reached. No details have emerged about the deal.


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