The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, under United Labour Congress, ULC, has vowed to begin to begin a nationwide strike today, Monday.
Also joining in the strike are, electricity workers, on the platform of the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers, NAAPE, and the National Union of Railway Workers.
In addition, Leaders of Steel and Engineering Workers of Nigeria, SEWUN, Iron and Steel Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, ISSSAN, National Union of Lottery Agents and Employees,Nigerian Union of Mine Workers, Association of Nigerian Aviation Professionals, Private Telecommunications and Communications Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Metal Product Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Fitters Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, National Union of Shop and Distributive Employees and Academic Staff Union of Research Institute, among others, said their members would fully comply with the strike directive by the national leadership of ULC.

Speaking, the Lagos State Chairman of ULC and Lagos Zonal Chairman of NUPENG, Tokunbo Korodo, said there will be a total shutdown of all activities by members today.

“What that means is that we are not going to load products across the country, including aviation fuel, from today, until there is a counter-directive from the national leaders of our umbrella body, the ULC”, he said.
Similarly, the General Secretary of NAAPE, Ocheme Aba, said members will fully comply with the strike, noting that the strike would be handled strategically.
“We are not going to confront anybody, but I can assure you that you will definitely feel the impact of the action”, he said.
In the same vein, the Delta State Council of the ULC has directed all affiliates in the State to immediately commence total withdrawal of services from today, in compliance with the resolutions of the national leadership of the labour centre.
Chairman of the Council, Comrade Williams Akporeha, said: “We are not deterred, but only very worried to hear this sort of comment from respected government officials, who allowed undemocratic forces to corrupt and cripple the NLC.
“On behalf of the National Leadership of Congress, all our members in Delta State are hereby directed to proceed on an indefinite industrial action with immediate effect, without fear of intimidation and harassment.

“We shall continue to monitor compliance and effectiveness until the Federal Government meets our demands already sent to the appropriate agents of government.”


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