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Nigeria: Oil Workers Call Off Strike

Source: thewillnigeria.com
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BEVERLY HILLS, March 10, (THEWILL) – Striking Nigerian oil workers have called off their day old strike after an all night meeting with the Minister of State for Petroleum and Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr Ibe Kachikwu.

The workers under the NUPENG and PENGASSAN umbrella had called the strike Wednesday in response to the reorganization of the NNPC.Striking Nigerian oil workers have called off their day old strike after an all night meeting with the Minister of State for Petroleum and Group Managing Director of the NNPC, Dr Ibe Kachikwu.

The workers under the NUPENG and PENGASSAN umbrella had called the strike Wednesday in response to the reorganization of the NNPC.

THEWILL gathered from sources with knowledge of the meeting that talks and negotiations were cordial.

Part of the deal reached was that the Minister would set up a joint committee between the unions and key management of the NNPC to review and possibly implement recommendations from the unions, THEWILL learnt.

The meeting also agreed that there would be no job cuts or loses in the course of the reorganization.