Nigeria oil workers suspend plan to embark on strike after meeting with Kachikwu

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The two major workers’ unions in the oil and gas industry on Tuesday resolved to immediately shelve their ongoing strike and the one planned for January 9, 2017, Premium Times reports.

The decision to shelve the actions was taken by the leaderships of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), and National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), after their meeting with the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, Tuesday in Abuja.

The two unions had threatened to embark on a three-day nationwide warning strike by January 9, 2017, over what they termed “anti-labour practices by International Oil Companies (IOCs).”