NIGERIA Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has threatened to cripple Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Sector over increasing unfair labour practices and divestment by International Oil Companies, IOCs, also known as multi-national oil companies.
President of NUPENG, Igwe Achese, at the commissioning of Lagos Zonal Office of NUPENG, also accused the IOCs of stalling the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, and called on the National Assembly to put the interest of Nigeria above its members’ interest and ensure the PIB became a reality.
According to him, “The casualisation/outsourcing of workers has become a cancer, especially in the oil and gas sector. The Union has threatened to call its members on a nation-wide strike without notice, if industrial relations issues on outsourcing and negotiation of Collective Bargaining Agreement, CBA, for our members are not addressed in the multi-national oil companies, especially, Mobil Producing Nigeria, Agip, Chevron and Shell Petroleum Development Company.
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