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The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers (NUPENG), on Monday embarked on a solidarity strike with the with the Joe Ajaero-led United Labour Congress of Nigeria (ULC), over alleged militarisation of some states.
The strike according to ULC, is to compel the federal government to ban the stationing of the army and police in its workplaces and factory premises.
“This will stop employers who are now colluding with the army and other security agencies from setting up garrisons in our factories for the purposes of intimidating and harassing workers in order to deny them their rights and privileges. The army and the police should immediately withdraw their garrisons in the different workplaces where they are currently stationed,” a statement by the union reads.