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Monday, 3 April 2017

Fuel scarcity looms as Petroleum tanker Drivers begin strike today



Another period of fuel scarcity looms as authorities of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers PTD have directed their members to begin an indefinite strike starting from today April 3rd.

National Chairman of PTD, Salimon Oladiti, has instructed members of the association to shut all loading depots and fuel terminals until further notice.


In a chat with Vanguard, Oladiti says the strike is to protest against non-renewal of their Collective Bargaining Agreement, CBA, that expired three years ago, deplorable conditions of nation’s high ways, alleged harassment by security, especially Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, and plans by Capital Oil Plc to declare 2000 members redundant due to its unresolved issue with Petroleum Products Marketing Company, PPMC. He added that the strike will be total and that there is no going back on it.
"The strike will be total as loading depots and fuel terminals nationwide will be shut down. There is no going back. The strike is definitely going ahead as planned and it will be total because all loading depots and fuel terminals will be shut down. We have fully mobilized and sensitized all members”he said
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