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Oil workers suspend strike in Nigeria after 12 hours

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Staff Writer | December 19, 2017
Leaders of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, suspended their three-day warning strike less than 12 hours after it commenced.
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This was after a meeting with the representatives of the Federal Government and oil companies.

This came as the Federal Government directed oil companies to obey every agreement entered into with labour and also pay all the entitlements of workers laid off.

The suspension followed an agreement reached in which time frame was given to address issues raised by labour. The meeting presided over by the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, was also attended by other leaders.

Speaking after the meeting, Senator Ngige directed representatives of oil companies, who left the meeting after resolution of the issues, to comply with every agreement while those that failed to attend the meeting were given up to July to meet with the minister and relevant stakeholders.

According to him: "I'm happy to announce to you that we came out with happy conclusions. The stakeholders unanimously agreed that there is need for continued dialogue between in-house unions, labour contractors and oil companies."