Major Nigerian Union Threatens Strike After Mass Firing Of New Members

A major Nigerian oil union has threatened to strike on December 18th in retaliation to a “mass sacking” of workers that had joined the organization, according to a new report by Reuters. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) called on the government to force companies to rehire the fired union workers. The organization did not say how many of its members had been fired. Nigerian oil minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu said the government would enter into talks with PENGASSAN to resolve the dispute…
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