Why we called-off nationwide strike – PENGASSAN

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has explained reason why it suspended its nationwide strike.
PENGASSAN in a statement issued on Monday by its General Secretary, Lumumba Okugbawa, shortly after a press conference in Abuja said the union had issued a seven-day ultimatum to the government, following the allegations of the anti-union attitude of some companies, as well as the intimidation and dismissal of some of its members.
He said the union, however, suspended the industrial action after the intervention of the Federal Government and the reversal of the decision by the companies.
Recall that Neconde, a oil and gas outfit had sacked some of its members which didn’t go down well with the union.
“Despite all entreaties by the association, the management of Neconde was recalcitrant and adamant. As a matter of fact, the union directed its members across zones to embark on a nationwide strike.
“Neconde management agreed to unconditionally recall the sacked staff and take steps to allow their employees to be members of the union.
“It was also agreed at the meeting that the resolutions reached will be reviewed after three months to determine the adherence of Neconde management to the details of the resolution,” part of the statement.

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