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Strike: Ministry of labour postpones NUPENG, PENGASSAN meeting to Dec. 18


Abuja- The Ministry of Labour and Productivity on Tuesday postponed the meeting with Oil workers and other stakeholders due to absence of a key actor.
The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Dr Clement Iloh, told the stakeholders in Abuja that the meeting was organised to resolve the issues on the ongoing strike.
Iloh expressed regrets that it was unfortunate that the key actor was absent.
He, however, said the ministry and the unions had agreed to meet on Thursday, Dec.18, and that the Supervising Minister of labour had approved the new date.
“On behalf of the Supervising Minister of Labour and Productivity, I welcome you to the ministry; this meeting is convened to trash out the issues that are consequential to the ongoing strike action.
“But unfortunately one of the key actors has not been able to come to this meeting but have sent messages on the challenges they have, so we have being discussing with them.
“And they have said that unfailingly they will be here on Thursday by 11 a.m. and the minister has graciously accepted that the meeting be postponed,’’ he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the permanent secretary did not disclosed the absent key actor because all the representative of the unions and Ministry of Petroleum were present.
The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) had on Monday embarked on an indefinite strike.
The protest was based on the inability of the government to carry out turn around maintenance of the refineries and reduce pump prices of petroleum products. (NAN)

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