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PENGASSAN, NUPENG suspend strike

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN and Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers NUPENG, have suspended their strike after a meeting with the Federal Government on Wednesday.

The meeting which ended in the early hours of Wednesday was attended by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Doctor Chris Ngige, the oil unions and international companies.

They discussed issues on job security, casualization of workers and improved welfare.

Doctor Ngige appealed to the companies not to lay off workers as government is trying to make the environment more conducive for their businesses.

There had been disputes over the implementation of the 2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement between the federal government and the unions, the implementation of the Petroleum Industry Bill and the state under which the oil workers operate, especially the lack of power and bad roads.

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