PENGASSAN Suspends nationwide strike




The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has suspended its nationwide strike.

The strike was suspended on Monday following the intervention of the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr.  Chris Ngige and the Department of State Security, DSS in Abuja.

PENGASSAN, in a statement issued by its Spokesperson, Comrade Fortune Obi, said NECONDE management, the company accused of maltreatment of staff has offered a letter of recalled to the sacked employees and also agreed to allow union to exist in the company.

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Obi said that the Minister of Labour and the union therefore, agreed to endeavour to resolve anti-union posture by other indigenous companies and marginal field operators while a meeting was fixed for second week of January 2018 to look at the issues.

PENGASSAN had embarked on a nationwide strike on Monday to protest against alleged maltreatment of its members by an oil company, NECONDE.