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Nigerian Oil Workers Set to Go on Strike

FILE - Workers try to tie a pipe at an oil refinery in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, Sept. 16, 2015.

Nigerian oil workers are threatening to strike indefinitely starting Monday after mediated talks reached a stalemate with Neconde Energy Limited over allegations of wrongful terminations.

The union, known as PENGASSAN (Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria), says the walkout will begin at midnight local time Monday after it concludes a meeting of its central committee. It says workers across the country are on standby for the strike to begin.

The union has clashed with Neconde Energy Limited over what it says is the wrongful termination of some of its members.

Nigeria is already dealing with price hikes and a fuel scarcity following a strike threat by service station operator members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria, or IPMAN.