NUPENG shuts down Total Nigeria over sacked Nigerian workers

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The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Thursday ordered stoppage of loading activities at Total Nig. Ltd. depots nationwide over the termination of workers, The Punch reports.

The South-West Chairman of the union, Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, in a statement said the management of Total has been resisting the unionisation of workers under its contract programme in Lagos, Kaduna and Koko in Delta blending plants.

On a visit to the Total Blending Plant at Kirikiri, Apapa, it was observed that workers blocked the entrance of the gate with two trailers. The Zonal Vice-Chairman, South West Chapter of NUPENG, Mr. Rotimi Benjamin, said that the management of Total had summoned the union to a meeting to resolve the issue.