FG to meet NUPENG on strike


By Patience Danjuma 

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said on Monday the Federal Government would meet with the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Work, (NUPENG) on Tuesday to prevent the proposed strike by the union.

Ngige disclosed this in a statement issued by the Deputy Director, Press, in the ministry, Samuel Olowookere, in Abuja.

The minister said the crucial conciliatory meeting with the president and the executive members of NUPENG would take place in his office at 11:30 a.m.

NUPENG is currently an affiliate under the United Labour Congress (ULC).

Other unions under the ULC are – the Petroleum Tankers Drivers (PTD), National Electricity Employees Union (NUEE), National Union of Banks, Insurance and Financial Institutions Employees (NUBIFIE), telecommunication unions and aviation unions.

ULC wants the Ministry of Labour and Employment to set up a task force to carry out factory inspections and review the privatisation of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), among other demands. 

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