Nigerian Oil Union Calls Three-Day Strike Over Welfare Concern

nigeria_oil_union_114087Nigeria’s manager-level oil-worker union called a “three-day warning strike” to press for improved welfare and better severance allowances for members.

“All service companies to go on full-blown strike” starting July 4 and “a systematic stoppage of loading vessels for export at the oil terminals” will begin on July 5, Bayo Olowoshile, general secretary of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, or Pengassan, said today in an e-mailed statement. All onshore and offshore locations have been placed on red alert, he said.