The proposed strike action by members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) is expected to commence today July 7th. The leadership of the union had issued a statement on Tuesday July 5th asking the union leaders in their various zones to mobilize their members for a total strike action.
The union is accusing the federal government of deliberately frustrating its efforts to resolve issues bothering on the recent disengagement of some of their staff in some oil corporations as well as poor welfare of oil workers.
PENGASSAN is also accusing the Federal government of failing to honor negotiation meetings set up on June 23rd and 30th.
In the meantime, members of other oil unions such as the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Petroleum Equalisation Fund (Monitoring Board) PEF (MB), Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC), National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS), oil majors, labour and contract services companies, and petroleum products marketing companies has signified their plans to also join the strike.