NUPENG plans 3 day strike from Jan 9, 2017

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The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) would begin a three-day nationwide warning strike by January 9, 2017, to protest the anti-labour practices of International Oil Companies (IOCs), The Sun reports.

The South-West chairman of the union, Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, said that the warning strike became inevitable “because all other options had failed.” “We are not gaining anything by going on strike because it is not a joyful thing; but as a union, we have to protect and fight for the welfare of our members.” He alleged that all the IOCs in the country were involved in anti-labour practices.

“By next year, if our grievances are not addressed, we will proceed on a three-day warning strike. “If the government and people concerned are not able to apprehend and resolve it, we may be forced to turn the strike into an indefinite one,’’ he said.