NUPENG set to join November 6 NLC nationwide strike

NUPENG set to join November 6 NLC nationwide strike

There may be fuel scarcity this week as the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has said it would be participating fully in the proposed strike action by the Nigeria Labour Congress which is to start on Tuesday, November 6th.

The National President of NUPENG, Prince Akporeha, who confirmed this to Punch, said as a member of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NUPENG would comply with the directive of the labour union for all its members to embark on a nationwide strike.

NLC had fixed November 6, 2018, for the commencement of an indefinite strike over the failure of the Federal Government to approve the N30, 000 it is demanding as minimum wage.  The NLC rejected the N22, 500 proposed by state governors.

On Friday, November 2nd, the federal government secured an order from the National Industrial Court barring NLC from proceeding on its planned strike. NLC however, insist on embarking on the strike, claiming that they had not been served with court processes.

Olaniyi Eniolawun.