The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has suspended a nationwide three-day strike over job losses that hit petrol stations and oil tankers, following talks with the government on Wednesday.
The decision to call off the industrial action followed talks with labour minister in Abuja.
“All issues have been addressed one after the other. We are very satisfied with the commitment shown,” said NUPENG President Igwe Achese.
“We have decided to suspend the three day strike that commenced today and also asked our members… to do all that is necessary to keep the industry flowing,” he added.
On the issue of severance packages and benefits, Labour Minister Chris Ngige said workers will be entitled to all their entitlements, salaries and allowances. He did not elaborate.
The minister said the talks had led to “very fruitful conclusions” and there would be another meeting on Jan. 24.
Earlier on Wednesday, the union said workers had gone on strike in a separate walkout at seven crude oil flow stations in and around Oleh, a town in Delta state, which is in the Niger Delta.
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