Ongoing talks between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, was stalled on Wednesday owing to ASUU’s demand for N284 billion in earned allowances.
The Two Major Unions In Nigeria’s Oil And Gas Sector Are Threatening To Down Tools If The Mass Retrenchment In The Sector Continues Unabated.
The Academic Staff Union of the Bayelsa state-owned Niger Delta University, NDU, Ammassoma in Southern Ijaw Local Government Area of the State has called off its four-month strike action.
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, has vowed to commence a nationwide strike from August 22 if the federal government fails to honour the agreement it reached with the union in 2013.
Protests erupted on Wednesday in Yanagoa, the Bayelsa State capital among students over the continued closure of the State-run Niger Delta University, NDU, as a result of strike by the University’s lecturers.
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, have suspended their strike after a meeting with the Federal Government on Wednesday.
The President of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria – PENGASSAN, Francis Johnson says the union’s ongoing strike continues until all issues raised before the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and that of Labour are fully addressed.
The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, in Nasarawa State has declared an indefinite strike over the state government’s decision to cut workers’ salaries by 50 percent.
There appears to be a division between the two unions representing oil workers in Nigeria as to whether to embark on a nationwide strike or not.
Nigerian oil workers under the umbrella body of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, have postponed their proposed strike until Monday, July 11 when negotiations will be opened with the federal government.