NUPENG Takes New Decision On Nationwide Planned Strike
Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has suspended its planned strike originally scheduled for Thursday August 27, 2020.
Recall that NUPENG had last week Thursday issued a seven-day strike notice, demanding a recall of the 175 workers sacked through WhatsApp messages to their mobile phones by Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL), failing which members nationwide would down tools and begin an indefinite nationwide strike.
Top Gist Portal reports that the strike was suspended after Chevron and its contractors agreed to immediately unconditionally recall the sacked workers.
In a statement on Wednesday the President and General Secretary of the Union, Prince Williams Akporeha, and Afolabi Olawale, explained that the suspension was following the recall and reinstatement of the sacked workers.
NUPENG stated that the on-going discussions to quickly resolve other outstanding issues contributed to the strike suspension.
“However, NUPENG reiterates that the suspension of the strike ultimatum is not a total call off but respect to on-going discussions the Union is having with Chevron and it Contractors over all the issues at stake believing that management will act in good faith and decently in line with principles of social dialogue.
“The leadership of the Union appreciates all relevant Government Agencies for their quick interventions on the matters in dispute,” the statement added.