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Motorists decry oil workers' strike

16 December 2014, 11:27

Abuja - Motorists in Abuja on Monday decried the three-day warning strike embarked upon by the major oil workers in parts of the country.

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) recently gave a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to meet their demands or face industrial action.

Their demands, according to a statement, include the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), immediate conversion of all contract staff to regular workers in accordance with the approved Contract, Casual and Outsourcing in the Oil and Industry Guideline.

Also read: Government meets with oil workers over strike

Others issues at stake include the transfer and termination of appointments of national officers of the two unions.

A cross section of the motorists said that the strike would affect Nigerians, most especially when Christmas was at the corner.

Most fuel stations visited by NAN correspondents within the city centre had queues arround them.

Aboki Danladi, a civil servant, said that the strike was ill timed and would impact negatively on the masses.



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