NUPENG President, Achese Igwe

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) have called off its three-day warning strike after a meeting with the Group Managing Director (GMD) of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Andrew Yakubu.

Announcing the suspension of the strike, the NUPENG President, Achese Igwe said the decision to end the industrial action was for the interest of the public and the intervention of Yakubu.

Igwe listed the major issues which had led to the warning strike to include the high level of insecurity in Nigeria, bad state of the roads, rising oil theft in the Niger Delta, non-adherence to guidelines on contract staffing/casualisation in the sector and abuse of expatriate quota.

NUPENG on Monday directed all its members at the depots to stop loading petroleum products for the next three days to protest the alleged inhuman treatment of its members by the management of Chevron, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) and Agip Oil Company.

The strike was also called to protest the refusal of Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO) to implement the signed collective bargaining agreement with petroleum tanker drivers.
Igwe said if these issues are not quickly resolved, the union will not give further notice to the government before embarking on an indefinite strike.

The NNPC boss pleaded with the management of the three oil companies to rectify the employment status of casual tanker drivers in their organisations.

Disclaimer: News Ghana is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.

Send your news stories to [email protected] and via WhatsApp on +1-508-812-0505 


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.