The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has suspended the 15-day ultimatum it earlier issued to federal government over unresolved labour issued due to the timely intervention by the government.
NUPENG in a statement signed by its president, Comrade Igwe Achese and Secretary General Comrade Joseph Ogbebor obtained by LEADERSHIP in Lagos, said the suspension of the ultimatum which should have expired on Thursday February 15, 2018 was suspended due to the understanding reached after a meeting with federal government through the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS).
The DSS resolved to host a meeting between the Managing Director of AMCON and NUPENG leadership on Wednesday to find a lasting solution to the lingering crisis of non-payment of terminal benefits and backlog of salaries to Seawolf Drilling Company workers that were laid-off over six years ago.
The DSS also resolved to convene a stakeholders meeting between the Union and the International Oil Companies (IOCS) over the unresolved labour issues. Based on the agreement reached at the meeting with the DSS, NUPENG resolved after an emergency meeting of the National Administrative Council (NAC) in Abuja to suspend the 15-day ultimatum issued the federal government in order to pave way for dialogue to settle the nagging problems.
LEADERSHIP recalled that the issues have remained unresolved despite NUPENG persistent calls on authorities to intervene and resolve them before they degenerate into unavoidable crisis situations. The unresolved labour issues include non-payment of severance benefits to workers in Seawolf Drilling Company by AMCON, Universal Energy Resources limited, Tecon Oil Services Limited.
Other unresolved labour issues are with Chevron and their labour contractors, Shell, Nigeria AGIP Company, Exxonmobil Producing Nigeria unlimited and termination of labour contract workers and others.
All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from LEADERSHIP Nigeria Newspapers. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- COVER STORIES17 hours ago
APC, PDP Test Might In Katsina, Kwara, C’River, Bauchi By-elections
- NEWS15 hours ago
NAF Jet Destroys Boko Haram Tactical H/Qs In Sabon Tumbun, Borno
- COVER STORIES17 hours ago
Ohaneze’s Endorsement Of Atiku Inconsequential – PMB
- NEWS16 hours ago
Sokoto Will Benefit More If Tambuwal Is Returned – Group
- CRIME8 hours ago
CIA Concludes Saudi Crown Prince Ordered Khashoggi’s Assassination
- BUSINESS15 hours ago
Minimum Wage In Common Man’s Shadow
- NEWS6 hours ago
Psychiatrist Harps On Regular Sex For Women
- NEWS14 hours ago
PMB Appoints Shonubi CBN Deputy Gov, Others