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Nigerian Oil Union Orders Members to Go on Strike From Jan. 9

January 07, 2012

Jan. 6 (Bloomberg) -- The Petroleum & Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, which represents about 24,000 oil workers, ordered its members to join a general strike on Jan. 9 to protest the scrapping of fuel subsidies.

The government must reverse its decision, the union, known as Pengassan, said in an e-mailed statement today.

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