Thursday, 26 July 2012

NUPENG to begin strike today

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) will embark on a proposed strike today in response to members of their body who were sacked on Wednesday by the MRS Oil and Gas Plc.
Mr Acehse Igwe(The National president of the body) said the strike will continue until the MRS management reinstates the sacked drivers. He said: “Despite the promises and understanding reached between the union and the management of MRS, the company still went ahead to sack our members, about 2,500 tanker drivers. The action of the company is not acceptable to us as a union.

He stated that the strike would be restricted to the Lagos zonal areas (which are Lagos, Ogun, Ekiti, Oyo, Osun and Kwara States), although other parts of the country depend on this area for supply of fuel; making it more like a nation-wide strike. Mr. Achese said that other parts of the country might join the strike in sympathy and solidarity.
The group disclosed this at a media briefing addressed by Mr. Achese in Lagos.(see video above). 
NUPENG has also threatened to embark on an indefinite strike over the failure of the federal government to pay subsidy for imported petroleum products and the poor state of the country’ refineries among other issues.
**cuddledfrom CHannelsTv

1 comment:

  1. But I was still able to buy fuel yesterday....isn't this story false