Oil workers urge FG to call IOCs to order


Oil workers have urged the Federal Government to resolve the lingering labour issues in the oil and gas industry to avoid an industrial unrest, The Nation reports.

The workers, acting under the aegis of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), warned that the issues it had with international oil companies (IOCs) could threaten the peace in the industry.
It warned that if the government failed to intervene, it would go on a three-day warning strike in January before embarking on a nation-wide strike.

It’s President, Igwe Achese, said NUPENG would resist any divestment by the multinationals that did not carry the workers along. He also promised a show-down with the multinationals over non-payment of terminal benefits to 48 contract workers and 250 contract workers terminated in Lagos and Port Harcourt by the Nigeria Agip Oil Company (NAOC), among others.