Fuel Scarcity Imminent As NUPENG Ready To Join NLC Planned Strike
Fuel scarcity is likely to start this week as the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has stated it would join fully in the proposed strike action by the Nigeria Labour Congress which begins on Tuesday, November 6.
The National President of NUPENG, Prince Akporeha, who confirmed the story to Punch, said as a member of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NUPENG would comply with the directive of the labour union for all its members to embark on a nationwide strike.
NLC had earlier given notice to the effect that it would embark on indefinite nation wide strike from November 6, 2018 if the Federal Government (FG) fail to approve the N30, 000 it is demanding as minimum wage. The NLC rejected the N22, 500 proposed by state governors and ₦24,000 proposed by the FG
On Friday November 2nd, the federal government secured an order from the National Industrial Court barring NLC from proceeding on its planned strike. NLC however, insist on embarking on the strike, claiming that they had not been served with court processes.