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The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natu­ral Gas Workers (NUPENG) Perfects Mobilisation For Nationwide Industrial Action – Independent Newspaper Nigeria

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natu­ral Gas Workers (NUPENG).…..CONTINUE READING>>>>>>

LAGOS – The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natu­ral Gas Workers (NU­PENG), has called on its members to mobilise for a nationwide industrial action come October 3, 2023.

The oil workers union in a statement by its National Pres­ident, Comrade Williams Ak­poreha, and Comrade Afolabi Olawale, its General Secretary, called on all branches and Units of the Union to take note and ensure full compliance by set­ting up compliance and moni­toring teams in all operational locations.

Part of the statement read: “Consequent upon the joint resolution of the National Ex­ecutive Council of the Nigeria Labour Congress(NLC) and Trade Union Congress(TUC) as the outcome of the joint Nation­al Executive Council meeting of the two Labour Federation, held on 26th September, 2023, we wish to inform all our mem­bers in the formal and informal Sectors of the Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry and alert the gen­eral Public that the rank and file members of our Union are hereby directed to commence full mobilisation and ensure an unwavering compliance with the directive of the two Labour Centres to all affiliate Industrial Unions to embark on a nation­wide industrial action from midnight of October 3, 2023.

“The leadership of NU­PENG finds it so disturbing and unfortunate, that the Fed­eral Government of Nigeria and other tiers of governments are so insensitive to the excru­ciating and debilitating socio/ economic pains Nigerians are passing through as a result of very harsh and sudden eco­nomic policies taken by this administration without any accompanying socio/econom­ic policies to ameliorate and cushion the immediate effects and impacts those difficult and harsh policies are having on the citizenry.

“Further worrisome to us is the apparent lack of regards and respect to cries and yearn­ings of the Organised Labour, Civil Society Organisations and the general public by this administration. It appears the administration is arrogantly taking the goodwill and the tolerance level of the work­ers and Nigerians in general for granted. This arrogance is demonstrated clearly and loudly by the ways and man­ners meetings with organized labour and outcomes of such meetings are taking with levity and disrespect.

“NUPENG is aware of the huge impacts a 24hours indus­trial action by the organized labour can have on business­es and socio/economic lives of the nation, unfortunately, the government’s actions and inactions are inextricably forc­ing the organized labour to take this very hard and painful route of last resort to demand for needful socio/economic pol­icies to ameliorate and cushion the debilitating and dehuman­izing living conditions of Nige­rians generally.

“Beyond any reasonable doubts, the government has demonstrated high insensitiv­ity lack of respect and regards to organized labour and the Nigerian masses.…..CONTINUE READING>>>>>>

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