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Fuel Scarcity Looms As NUPENG Resumes Suspended Strike

Another round of scarcity of petroleum products across the country looms if efforts are not swiftly made to reverse the situation. The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Thursday, resumed its suspended strike, over alleged sack of its members by the management of Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL).

Senior Assistant General Secretary, Warri Zonal Council, Mr Otite Onohwowho, in a statement, signed and made available to newsmen, directed all members of the union within the zone to strictly comply with the strike.

According to the statement, the strike action commenced 2:00p.m on Thursday, indefinitely.

Recall that barely five weeks, NUPENG had earlier suspended its three-day warning strike to enable the union negotiate with management of Chevron Nigeria Limited to recall all its sacked members.

The union in the statement, said it had decided to embark on the strike, in solidarity, for their sacked union members, as a result of the company’s refusal to honour a communiqué reached on July 10 at the instance of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, to resolve all outstanding industrial disputes.

“As a result of the refusal of CNL management to honour the communiqué of July 10, issued at the instance of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity, Abuja to resolve the industrial dispute between the union and management, the strike action that was earlier suspended is hereby resumed”, the statement declared.

It urged all branch executive members, within the Warri Zonal Council, which covers South-South states, to ensure compliance with the directive, in solidarity for their members, who the statement alleged, “are being treated like slaves by Chevron.

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