The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has called on the Federal Government to announce palliatives to cushion the effects of the new pump price.
NUPENG said that its members are not on strike and are going about performing their legitimate duties.
It stated that it aligned with the Comrade Joseph Ajaero led faction of the Nigeria Labour Congress not to embark on a nation-wide strike action.
In a statement signed by the NUPENG President Comrade (Dr.) IgweAchese stated that the union has directed all its members nationwide to go to work and ignore the calls by the Ayuba led faction of the NLC to go on strike.
It stated that the leadership of NUPENG does not subscribe to any strike action and that members should go about their lawful duties, while it awaits full commencement of negotiation with government on review of the minimum wage and palliatives that will cushion the effect of the fuel price hike.
The Union called on its members working in oil installations, loading depots to be alive to their responsibilities.
NUPENG reiterated that all filling stations must be opened for the petrol station workers to dispense petroleum products to the end users.
The Union enjoined the oil marketers to open their depots for the members of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers to load petroleum products to the different locations in the country.