03 December 2012, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has petitioned the Senate over alleged unfair labour practices by Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, and Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL.
NUPENG, in the petition signed by Acting General Secretary, Mr. Isaac Aberare, addressed to the President of the Senate, David Mark, called on the Senate leadership to intervene before the nation was thrown into industrial crisis.
The petition read in part: “We have had cause to complain on several occasions and at different fora about unfair labour practice being perpetrated by management of Shell Development Company of Nigeria, SPDC and Chevron Nigeria Ltd.
“During the last fuel subsidy crisis, Secretary to the Federal Government of the Federation, SGF, set up a sub-committee and mandated representatives of NNPC to facilitate amicable resolution of our complaints.
“We are compelled to bring this protest to your notice because the issues are yet to be resolved due to the highhandedness of these companies.”