nupeng-1The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers(NUPENG) has called off its three-day nationwide warning strike.

This was done at the by the NUPENG President, Igwe Achese, at the reconciliatory stakeholders meeting called at the instance of Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige.

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In his address, Achese said: “I am happy to say that each and every issue raised has been addressed and I hope that all parties will be committed to implement the agreement.

“We have therefore decided to call off the three-day warning strike.”

The calling off was in answer to the request of the minister who begged that it be done to avoid negotiations holding under duress. The pledge by the minister to enforce the agreements might also have a played a part in the calling off.

Achese commended the minister who in turn urged all oil companies that entered into the collective agreement to ensure its implementation.

The minister gave the oil companies two weeks to resolve all outstanding issues.

Others stakeholders at the meeting were the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN),  Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), National Salaries and Wages Commission, oil and servicing companies, among others.

NUPENG embarked on the three-day warning strike over disputes with International Oil Companies, over theh indiscriminate sack of workers without benefits, anti-labour practices and other grievances.

NAN