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, against the anti-labour practice of International Oil Companies.
The South-west Chairman of the union, Tokunbo Korodo revealed in Lagos that the warning strike was inevitable because all other options had failed.
According to Korodo, the union had sought the intervention of the Federal Government over the anti-labour activities of the IOCs but that the union was not getting results.
Meanwhile no fewer than 25 industrial unions have announced the formation of a new labour centre to be known as the United Labour Congress.
According to the promoters, the new labour federation is aimed at restoring hope to Nigerian workers, the oppressed and other relegated members of the society who have been left to wallow in hardship, sufferings and frustration.
According to the newly elected president of the labour federation, Comrade Joe Ajaero, the first major outing would be an action against a leading airline in the country next Tuesday for alleged unfair labour practices including seven months unpaid salaries to workers some of who are affiliates of the ULC.