Lagos — The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has suspended the seven days’ strike ultimatum issued to Chevron Nigeria Limited and its contractors over the sack of workers through WhatsApp and other anti-labour actions and postures.
In a statement, the National President, NUPENG, Comrade Williams Akporeha, stated that the suspension follows the immediate recall and reinstatement of the sacked workers and ongoing discussions with Chevron to quickly resolve other outstanding issues.
The NUPENG boss reiterated that, the suspension of the strike ultimatum was not a total call off but a respect to ongoing discussions the Union is having with Chevron and its Contractors over all the issues at stake believing that management will act in good faith and decently in line with principles of social dialogue.
Akporeha appreciated all relevant government agencies for their quick interventions on the matters in dispute.
It would be recalled that NUPENG had called on the general public, the media, all concerned authorities in country and the industry including Minister of State for Petroleum, Chief Timipre Sylva, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Group Managing Director of Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mallam Mele Kyari, National Assembly, law enforcement agents and the embassy of the United States of America to call Chevron and its service contractor(s) to order in order to avert avoidable industrial action from the Union..