Nigerians Threaten MPN with Strike Over Pay

Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited (MPN) could be facing an employee shortage Wednesday. The company learned April 21 that a failure to meet employees' demands for an increase in pay may result in a strike that would begin April 23.

Pengassan, the Petroleum & Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, is the strong arm for Nigerian oil and gas workers, and they are once again flexing to gain "adequate compensation … commensurate with productivity," as well as other work-related issues, according to Dow Jones.

Although negotiations have been ongoing, an agreement has not been reached. Pengassan gave MPN a Wednesday deadline to resolve the outstanding issues currently on the table.

A Nigerian news source quoted an MPN representative as saying that the dispute would be resolved before Wednesday.