Wednesday, 13 July 2016

PENGASSAN:Oil Workers Call Off Strike

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has called off its 6-day strike after holding meeting with the agents of the Presidency and employers in the oil sector.

The oil workers union have therefore called on its members nationwide to resume work soon after its National Executive Committee meeting.

This comes after the Ministry of Labour and Employment and Ministry of Petroleum Resources held a two-day meeting with the leadership of PENGASSAN, NUPENG and others to address all issues.

In a communiqué by the Ministry of Labour, it was concluded that only one government agency had been affected by the non-implementation of 2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

It was agreed that the National Salaries Incomes and Wages Commission and the Budget and National Planning Ministry would make corrections to be effective from March 1, 2015.

The talks also covered the planned restructuring of all relevant agencies in the oil industry.

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, assured the oil workers that the restructuring exercise had been done in the mentioned agencies and no jobs were lost.

The oil workers union described the meeting with agents of the Presidency as ‘satisfactory outcome’.

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