NUPENG Begins 3 day Strike Today, as FG moves to stop action

NUPENG begins 3 day strike today, as FG moves to stop action

 Based on the indiscriminate sack of oil workers by the International oil companies in Nigeria without due compensation, the LEADERS of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday did direct their members nationwide to go ahead with the three day warning strike which will commence on the 11th January 2016.

 For some time now, the leadership and the entire members of NUPENG has had a running battle with International Oil Companies, IOCs, regarding the indiscriminate sack of workers without benefits and also the refusal to allow their workers to join the NUPENG union, among other unfair labour practices, including breach of Nigerian extant labour laws in their divestment exercises. NUPENG as it where are also protesting the fact that the international oil co0mpanies have refused to implement the non implementation of collective agreement across the entire country and then the gas sector and the upsurge in casualization and job security.

Based on the agreement that was reached during the end of their National Executive Council, NEC, in Abuja. Another agreement reached was that government have been asked to compel the management of Seawolf Engineering Oil Services; under the management of AMCON who according to NUPENG allegedly impounded the terminal benefits of its sacked members since the year 2013 and asked that they release the illegally withheld benefits to the  sacked oil workers.
 Still on the issue, the officials of the union, however, said they will honour the meeting called by the Federal Government through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige and Minister of State for Petroleum, Ibe Kachikwu, today, to find solution to the dispute already escalating.
 The Director General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Lawal Daura as we where told, will also be part of the scheduled meeting. The president of the United Labour Congress of Nigeria Mr. Joe Ajaero, ULC, in a statement  called on the Federal Government to immediately address the grievances of NUPENG to check mate the planned strike because of its socio-economic implications to the country.
 Mr  Igwe Achese the NUPENG President while Briefing newsmen after the NEC, meeting said, that the outcome of today’s meeting with government would determine whether the strike would continue or not.
NUPENG begins 3 day strike today, as FG moves to stop action

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