BREAKING: PENGASSAN, NUPENG suspend strike

Members of Nigeria’s major labour unions in the oil and gas sector have suspended the strike they embarked upon in protest against the non-payment of their salaries.

Officials of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers said the strike was called off after various agreements were reached with the Federal Government.

The National Public Relations Officer, PENGASSAN, who doubles as the Rivers State Secretary of the Trade Union Congress, Fortune Obi, confirmed the suspension on Tuesday.

Recall that on August 13, 2020, the members of PENGASSAN in the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and some of its agencies commenced a three-day warning strike.

It was, however, gathered on Tuesday morning that the two unions had an impromptu meeting with the Accountant-General of the Federation on Monday night in Abuja.

At the meeting, it was resolved that the three months’ salary arrears owed the oil workers be paid through the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System platform.

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