Nigeria’s National Petroleum Workers Union announced that it has suspended its planned strike after negotiations with government agencies and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) announced that it had reached an agreement with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).NUPENG president Williams Akporeha and general secretary Afolabi Olawale announced this in a statement on Thursday.
Government agencies and institutions, including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, have been consulted.
When it comes to guaranteeing decent working conditions and harmonious labor relations in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, NNPC’s management has once again proven itself trustworthy in the union’s eyes, as well as those of the nation at large.
As a union, we pledge to return the favor by ensuring that petroleum products are delivered without incident and efficiently over the next holiday season.
Additional information provided by NUPENG stated that a planned strike was to protest non-implementation of agreements reached with government, and that one such resolution was to begin processes to clear all arrears owed contract workers from Oil Mining Licence 42 of all outstanding wages and allowances by December 31st.
After the contract was terminated in 2012, the former employees of the six largest contractors were owed N2.13 million in back wages for the terminal benefits they had accrued during their employment.
Earlier this month, Nairametrics reported that the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has given the Federal Government a 14-day deadline to implement an earlier agreement, or face a statewide strike.