Sam Ikeotuonye 02 October 2015, Sweetcrude, Lagos – The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has said it is watching with keen interest ‘ongoing termination’ of the jobs of its members at Chevron Nigeria Limited.
Chevron Nigeria head-office in Lagos
The union, in a statement issued in Warri, Delta State, by its President, Igwe Achese, described as unfortunate the fact that the resolution reached with Chevron and the Federal Ministry of Labour has not stopped the termination of the jobs of its members.
It stated that Chevron and its labour contractors have reneged on the resolutions reached at all its meetings in spite of the Federal Ministries of Labour and Petroleum Resources’ intervention.
“Chevron Nigeria Limited in their bid to deplete the numerical strength of NUPENG, introduced an obnoxious criteria of using remuneration to determine which union the contract workers should belong to in the company.
“Other issues include the massive retirement of members by management of the various Chevron Labour Contractors without due process,” NUPENG said in the statement.
It maintained that some of the workers transited from the former six contractors to the new 16 but were not been paid their full entitlements.