NUPENG suspends proposed nationwide strike

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The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers said on Tuesday that it had suspended its planned nationwide strike.

NUPENG’s President, Mr Igwe Achese, who announced the suspension at a news conference in Abuja, said it was to allow for the outcome of the investigation by the government team.

He said the team comprised the National Judicial Council, the State Security Services, and the Ministry of Labour and Productivity.

Achese added that the strike was shelved by the union’s leadership to allow the government team to investigate the union’s crisis with Independent Petroleum Marketers of Nigeria.

He explained that the call for the strike followed the failure of IPMAN to implement the 2009 agreement due to the ongoing leadership tussle.

Achese said the union was committed to the protection of the interest of its members, who constituted the majority of the work force in IPMAN.

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