PENGASSAN pickets GE, disrupts operations


General Electric was on Wednesday picketed by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) over non-payment of salaries to some workers.

Premium Times gathered that workers affected are those of ARCO Group, General Electric’s servicing company. The PENGASSAN members blocked the entrance to General Electric’s office on Victoria Island, Lagos, from 6 a.m.

Abel Agarin, PENGASSAN Lagos Zonal Chairman who led the protesters, said that General Electric failed to properly settle the workers in 2016, adding that PENGASSAN decided to picket the company because it failed to honour an agreement it reached with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, on the payment of the workers. He said other efforts to make the electricity company to address the issue failed.