The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has announced the suspension of the seven-day strike ultimatum given to Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) and its contractors.
NUPENG announced the suspension in a statement signed by its National President, Williams Akporeha and General-Secretary, Mr Afolabi Olawale, on Wednesday in Lagos.
The union said it suspended the planned strike following ongoing consultations to quickly resolve other outstanding labour issues.
NUPENG clarified that the suspension of the strike ultimatum “is not a total call off, but to respect ongoing discussions with Chevron and its contractors.”
“The discussions include all the issues at stake, believing that management will act in good faith and decently in line with principles of social dialogue.”
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“The leadership of the union appreciates all relevant government agencies for their quick interventions on the matters in dispute,” the union said.
NUPENG had earlier threatened to shut down Chevron Nigeria Limited from Friday, the 28th of August, 2020 over sack of 175 workers.
The union bemoaned, what it termed, the unending anti-labour posture of Chevron Nigeria Limited and its service contractor(s).
The latest of which, they said, was the termination of services of the 175 contract workers in YKISH lntegrated Services for the offsite/onsite maintenance services with Chevron Nigeria Limited, Delog Nigeria Ltd and EUROFLOW Services, all service contractors to Chevron Nigeria Ltd because of the Contract workers declaration to be members of the Union.