Abuja - The Federal Government will on Tuesday meet with the leaders of the two major oil unions, who have threatened to embark on a strike by the first week of January over government’s plan to privatize the country’s four state-owned oil refineries.
The meeting, expected to help resolve the longstanding row, will be attended by the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu and leaders of both Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) reports Leadership.
The unions are expected to decide on further steps after the meeting with government.
The two unions had in December threatened labor action if government goes ahead with its plans to sell the refineries to the private sector. Although, the government has said it would no longer sell any of the country’s four refineries, the unions have expressed doubt over government’s sincerity.
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