Labour

Electricity workers accuse BEDC of anti-labour practices

Nov 2, 2018

The National Union of Electricity Employees has accused the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) of allegedly implementing unfriendly labour policies. The union also accused the company of subjecting its employees to poor work conditions in violation of labour laws. This is just as the Edo State Civil Organisations have called on the Federal Government not…

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NNPC GMD says oil workers have averted nationwide strike

Oct 12, 2018

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), has commended the leaderships of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) for their roles in the prompt resolution of the recently averted planed industrial action. The NNPC GMD made this…

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Fuel scarcity looms as oil workers join strike

Sep 28, 2018

The supply and distribution of petroleum products across the country are under threat as the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Association have joined the strike ordered by the Nigeria Labour Congress. The NLC on Wednesday directed all its members and affiliate unions to commence a…

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NNPC says general strike not affecting oil operations

Sep 27, 2018

A spokesman for Nigeria’s state oil firm, NNPC said on Thursday he has seen no evidence that a nationwide general strike by the country’s main unions has had any impact on the state’s oil operations. Nigeria’s main unions launched an indefinite strike on Thursday in a dispute over the minimum wage after talks with the…

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Offices, fuel stations to shut midnight Wednesday – Labour

Sep 26, 2018

Members of the organised labour have said that their decision to proceed on a warning strike effective midnight Wednesday is because of the unilateral suspension of negotiations on minimum wage by the Federal Government. Addressing journalists on behalf of Labour stakeholders and affiliate unions, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President, Ayuba Wabba, said that workers…

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NNPC GMD appeals to oil workers to exercise restraint on strike action

Sep 24, 2018

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, has urged oil workers under the auspices of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), to halt their planned industrial action over a labour dispute involving…

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NUPENG, PENGASSAN accuse Chevron of unfairly sacking contract workers

Sep 21, 2018

The national leadership of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Association (PENGASSAN) on Thursday accused Chevron Nigeria’s management of unilaterally sacking thousands of contract workers in defiance of established labour laws. But, the oil firm in a response on Friday, rejected allegations its management did anything…

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PENGASSAN, NUPENG pledge to collaborate with NCDMB on local content

Sep 16, 2018

The national executives of the Petroleum and the Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and their counterparts – Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) – have pledged to collaborate with the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) on local content development in the oil and gas industry. The unions…

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DPR directs Energia to pay sacked workers N900m

Sep 11, 2018

THE Department of Petroleum Resources, DPR, has directed Energia Limited, a major indigenous oil and gas producing company, to pay N900 million to sacked workers in order to escape a court-driven compensation valued at N2.0 billion. Giving the marching order, DPR, which has the mandate to issue licences and permits as well as monitor and…

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NUPENG threatens strike over Indian, British oil firms’ alleged mistreatment of workers

Sep 6, 2018

The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Tuesday accused the management of an oil and gas company along with its drilling subsidiary of victimising its members for alleged union activities. NUPENG National President, Williams Akporeha, said Sterling Energy Exploration Company (SEEPCO) and its drilling arm, British Oil & Gas Limited (BOGEL)…

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