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 illegal outside established standard procedures and requirements by the regulatory and monitoring authorities.

The two oil industry unions said in a statement sent to the press, that they were becoming extremely worried and concerned with the manner Chevron’s management was executing some of its contracts.

They said the purported sack of the contract workers was in spite of ongoing intervention of federal ministry of labour and employment as well as the established Labour Contract Staffing Guidelines in the oil and gas industry.

Source: Premium Times