NUPENG directs tanker drivers, petrol attendants, others to standby for October 3 strike


By Abiodun OBA

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has directed members, to ensure full compliance with the strike from midnight of Tuesday, October 3.

The strike action was announced by Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, TUC, to protest against government policies that are causing economic hardship for Nigerians, union leaders said on Thursday.

Specifically, NUPENG, said the Petroleum Tanker Drivers, PTD; Petrol Stations Workers, PSW; Liquefied Petroleum Gas Retailers, LPGAR, and all other allied workers in the value chain of petroleum products distribution must comply with the strike from midnight of Tuesday, October 3.

NUPENG President Williams Akporeha said the government’s policies have caused “excruciating and debilitating socio-economic pains” for Nigerians without any accompanying measures to cushion “the immediate effects and impacts.”

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