Oil workers suspend planned strike over salary payment plan


Oil workers have suspended their planned three days strike

The strike was suspended following the intervention of minister of state for petroleum resources

The union had called for the strike action over what they described as defective payment

Following the intervention of Timpre Sylva, the minister of state for petroleum resources, oil workers have suspended their planned three days strike scheduled to commence on Wednesday, June 24.

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The warning strike action called by the joint National Executive Committee of PENGASSAN and NUPENG on Sunday, June 21, was initially planned to protest the alleged enrolment of oil workers into what they called defective payment platform by the federal government.

The call-off was announced by Lumumba Okugbawa, the general secretary, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) which was contained in a memo, Premium Times reports.

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According to reports, the strike action was following their demand concerning members of the union working in federal government agencies, who have had salaries were withheld since May, over alleged non-compliance with the directive for agencies to enroll on the payment platform.

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