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NUPENG gives FG 14-day ultimatum over anti-labour practices

The workers said they would not hesitate to declare a nationwide strike if the Federal Government fails to accede to their request at the expiration…

The workers said they would not hesitate to declare a nationwide strike if the Federal Government fails to accede to their request at the expiration of the ultimatum.

The National President of NUPENG, Comrade Achese Igwe, who spoke at the end of the union’s Central Working Committee meeting in Lagos at the weekend, expressed disgust over the inhuman treatment Nigerian workers are being subjected to by foreign oil companies in the land.
He said, “The decision to call for a national conference was taken based on anti-labour posture of Chevron, Shell and Agip. Chevron refused to pay sacked workers who spent less than 15 years in the service their terminal benefits.
“Shell directed labour contractors to lay off over 126 of our members who are contract workers as a result of divestment from the Western operation.
“Agip also refused to pay terminal benefits of sacked 93 of our members. The company denied responsibilities for their payments,” he said.