Monday, May 23, 2011

Nigeria Oil Unions May Strike Over Proposed Law, Vanguard Says

By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo

Nigerian oil workers threatened to strike if parliament passes a bill to regulate the industry that doesn’t address labor concerns, Vanguard reported, citing the president of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, Babatunde Ogun.

The law to change the way the oil industry is funded and regulated in Africa’s top producer has been in the legislature for more than two years. Nigeria’s House of Representatives, the lower arm of parliament, began deliberations on the bill last week, the Lagos-based newspaper said.

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