Representatives of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) are holding talks with labour ministry officials over an indefinite strike which began on Monday, the union’s general secretary said, according to Reuters.
The oil union began an indefinite strike Monday to protest unfair labour practices at a local petroleum-exploration company.
The union, which represents managerial employees in the oil industry, stopped working after talks late Sunday between its leaders, Nigeria’s labor minister and officials of Neconde Energy Ltd. to avert the action were deadlocked, Babatunde Oke, a spokesman for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, or Pengassan, said by phone today from Lagos, the commercial capital, according to Bloomberg. Talks will resume by 11 a.m. local time, he said.
Frontpage December 12, 2017