Members of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) on Wednesday commenced a three-day warning strike.
Senior PENGASSAN members in the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources and some of its agencies downed tools at the Abuja headquarters in protest against the non-payment of their salaries for the past three months.
PENGASSAN are also protesting against the Federal Government’s inclusion of its members in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information system (IPPIS).
The association’s National Public Relations Officer, Fortune Obi, confirmed the industrial action to ThePunch.
The striking senior staff staged a protest in Abuja, displaying various placards with inscriptions such as “IPPIS is a pandemic than COVID-19, the President should act fast,” and “IPPIS office, respect your agreement and come for negotiations” among others.