Oil workers unions have suspend their nationwide strike, which had been on since Monday. The oil workers had been locked in a close-door negotiations in Abuja with the Federal Government delegation led by the Supervising Minster for Labour, Tanimu Turaki, since 5 p.m. yesterday (Thursday).
The Street Journal learnt that the one week old strike was suspended after 12 hours of negotiations between the union leaders and representatives of government led by the labour supervising minister.
Nigerian Oil workers under the auspices of PENGASSAN and NUPENG had commenced an indefinite strike to protest alleged unfair labour practices and non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill.
According to officials of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN), the government has agreed to implement agreements reached with the unions on most of the issues.