Oil workers may be back to work soon

Some positive indications appears to be emerging from the closed doors meeting with the FG which took in Abuja concerning the fate of the oil workers as regards the ongoing warning strike.

The oil workers may suspend the strike, following their closed-door negotiations in Abuja with the Federal government delegation led by the Supervising Minister for Labour, Tanimu Turaki, since 5 p.m Thursday.

The National Public Relations Officer of PENGASSAN, Emmanuel Ojugbana, who addressed the journalist at the venue, gave some positive indications that the oil workers may be back to work soon.

He gave some hope that the two sides have held fruitful discussions and will soon issue a communique on the decisions they have arrived at.

The oil workers had commenced an indefinite strike   to protest alleged unfair labour practices and non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill.Oil-workers

According to officials of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN), the government has refused to implement agreements reached with the unions on these issues.


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