The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has threatened a statewide strike and given the Federal Government a 14-day ultimatum.
If some legitimate welfare and membership-related issues are not resolved by the end of the time, NUPENG has threatened to go on a statewide strike.
The ultimatum was issued in a joint statement signed by NUPENG President Williams Akhoreha and General Secretary Olawale Afolabi on Monday.
The decision was reached during a special national delegates conference held last Thursday, according to the union.
“We write to convey to the public and all relevant government agencies the resolution of the Special National Delegates Conference to issue a 14-day notice of a nationwide industrial action if some legitimate welfare and membership related issues that have been variously resolved in our favour even by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment are not adequately and conclusively addressed and resolved within the next fourteen days.
“This ultimatum takes effect from Monday 15th November 2021,” the statement read in part.
Non-payment of workers’ salaries, as well as title benefits, were among the reasons given by NUPENG for its decision.