PENGASSAN Launches Nationwide Strike

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The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN),One of Nigeria’s largest oil unions launched a nationwide strike on Monday over the laying off of its workers,its general secretary said.

PENGASSAN, whose members mainly work in the upstream oil industry, started the industrial action after talks with government agencies ended in deadlock, said Lumumba Okugbawa. The disputes arose after the laid off of the union member by one of the indigenous oil companies and the marginal field operators okugbawa said the worker

The move could hit the country’s crude oil production and dent exports, as was the case in December 2016 during industrial action by the union against Exxon Mobil. Nigeria is Africa’s largest crude exporter and oil sales make up two-thirds of government revenue.

PENGASSAN, is on an industrial strike as result of the unfair labour practices by indigenous oil and gas firms, stated Okugbawa. The union said officer workers and staff workers working in distribution were among those who take part in the strike.