Thursday, June 29, 2017

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    Apapa-Wharf gridlock may lead to fuel scarcity, NUPENG warns

Apapa-Wharf gridlock may lead to fuel scarcity, NUPENG warns

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has expressed concern over the gridlock being experienced by petroleum tankers and articulated vehicles as a result of the ongoing reconstruction on Apapa-Wharf  road, Lagos.Tokunbo Korodo, the south-west chairman of the union in an interview with NAN in Lagos on Thursday, noted that the gridlock may result in fuel scarcity.According to [...]

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    NUPENG describes proposed N5 petrol levy as a huge joke

NUPENG describes proposed N5 petrol levy as a huge joke

The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has criticised  the proposed N5 increse in  petrol price by the senate, describing it as a huge joke.Speaking in Lagos on Saturday, Tokunbo Korodo, south-west chairman of the union, said the proposal was ill-timed and also lacked sensitivity to the current economic hardships facing Nigerians.Korodo questioned how the the senate could think of [...]

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    NNPC warns against panic buying, says ‘no plan to increase pump price’

NNPC warns against panic buying, says ‘no plan to increase pump price’

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says the recent increase in bridging allowance to transporters from N6.20 to N7.20 per litre will not lead to an increase in the pump price of petrol.Henry Obih, chief operating officer (COO) in charge of downstream operations of the corporation, said this in Abuja on Wednesday.He explained that the rise in the bridging cost [...]

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    Tanker drivers suspend nationwide strike as FG increases payment to marketers

Tanker drivers suspend nationwide strike as FG increases payment to marketers

Tanker drivers have suspended the strike they embarked upon on Monday following the decision of the federal government to increase payment to marketers.Maikanti Baru, GMD of NNPC, announced the approval of bridging allowance from N6.20 to N7.20 at the end of a meeting with representatives of the unions.Bridging allowance is the money paid to marketers for the transportation of petroleum [...]

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    NUPENG suspends warning strike

NUPENG suspends warning strike

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) has suspended its three-day warning strike.Igwe Achese, president of the union, announced this after a meeting with top government officials led by Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment.The leaderships of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and other stakeholders in the oil sector were also in [...]

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    Fuel scarcity looms as NUPENG commences nationwide strike

Fuel scarcity looms as NUPENG commences nationwide strike

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has commenced a three-day warning strike across the nation, raising concerns on the likelihood of fuel scarcity.Achese Igwe, president of the union, announced this after a national executive committee (NEC) meeting of NUPENG.The strike, which will affect the flow of petrol to filling stations, has shut down seven crude flow [...]

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    NUPENG shuts down Total Plc over sacked workers

NUPENG shuts down Total Plc over sacked workers

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Thursday ordered stoppage of loading activities at all Total Nig. Ltd depots nationwide over termination of workers' appointments.This is according to a statement signed by Tokunbo Korodo, south-west chairman of the union, and made available to journalists in Lagos.Korodo said the management of Total had been resisting the unionisation [...]

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    Unions ground Arik’s operations over 7-month indebtedness to workers

Unions ground Arik’s operations over 7-month indebtedness to workers

The United Labour Congress (ULC) and the Nigeria Pilots and Engineers union on Tuesday shut the offices of Arik Airlines, due to its inability to pay workers for seven months.The airline has been having challenges with its operations as a result of scarcity of aviation fuel.Tokunbo Korodo, acting chairman of ULC, told NAN that the union could no longer tolerate [...]

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    ‘Oil companies seem more powerful than FG': NUPENG to embark on warning strike

‘Oil companies seem more powerful than FG': NUPENG to embark on warning strike

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) says its members would begin a three-day nationwide warning strike by January 9 2017, in protest of the anti-labour practices of international oil companies.Tokunbo Korodo, the south-west chairman of the union, told NAN in Lagos that the warning strike was inevitable because all other options had failed.He noted that in [...]

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    NUPENG threatens to embark on industrial action

NUPENG threatens to embark on industrial action

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) says it will embark on a three-day warning strike if oil and gas companies fail to address workers’ welfare.Igwe Achese, president of the union, disclosed this in a statement signed in Lagos.Achese said the union had given the federal government a 21-day ultimatum to intervene in labour issues involving multinationals [...]

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    Recession: Oil companies lay off 3,000 workers, unions kick

Recession: Oil companies lay off 3,000 workers, unions kick

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) on Wednesday said at least 3,000 oil workers have lost their jobs as a result of the pressing economic situation in the country.Addressing the media at the end of a crucial meeting in Effurun, Delta state, Igwe Achese, national [...]

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    Oil workers suspend strike

Oil workers suspend strike

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.Both unions decided to suspend the strike after a meeting with Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment.The unions had embarked on the strike following what they termed anti-labour activities.PENGASSAN said the anti-labour activities included [...]

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    FG, oil workers to continue meeting Tuesday

FG, oil workers to continue meeting Tuesday

The meeting between the federal government and oil workers' unions in Abuja on Monday ended in deadlock and will continue on Tuesday.The unions are the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the National Union of Petroleum Natural Gas Workers( NUPENG).Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum resources, said the meeting was moved to Tuesday due [...]

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    Confusion as PENGASSAN, NUPENG contradict each other on strike

Confusion as PENGASSAN, NUPENG contradict each other on strike

Leaders of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) have been contradicting each other over the industrial action called to protest some alleged irregularities in the oil sector.On Monday, Lumumba Okugbawa, acting general secretary of PENGASSAN, directed oil workers across the country to down tools from [...]

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    Kachikwu ‘using Nigerians as experiment’

Kachikwu ‘using Nigerians as experiment’

Tokunbo Korodo, Lagos zonal chairman of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), says Ibe Kachikwu, minister of state for petroleum, is using Nigerians as experiment.Blaming the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for the fuel scarcity, Korodo told Channels Television that the corporation has refused to make fuel available to fuel depots.“The minister is just using Nigerians as [...]

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    ALERT: Fuel scarcity COULD last till end of March

ALERT: Fuel scarcity COULD last till end of March

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) says the ongoing fuel scarcity in the country "could linger till the end of March".Tokunbo Korodo, south-west chairman of the union, made the disclosure in an interview with NAN in Lagos.Korodo said from all indications, loading of petrol at both NNPC depots and private depots were very slow. He said if there [...]

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