NUPENG asks FG to stop Chevron, Shell on moves to sack 18,500 workers

NUPENG asks FG to stop Chevron, Shell on moves
to sack 18,500 workers


Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday
called on the Federal Government to stop
Chevron and Shell Petroleum Development
Company, SPDC, from extending the planned
sack of 18,500 workers globally to Nigeria.

NUPENG in a statement by its President, Mr. Igwe Achese, insisted that the union was worried and concerned about the purported
sack threat of about 18,500 workers, though, globally in Chevron and Shell, describing the
planned sack as alarming.

It claimed the planned sack was a sack too many, as oil workers in Chevron Nigeria and Shell would be affected, as the two companies had adduced dwindling oil prices in the international market for the planned sack.

According to the statement: “NUPENG calls
on the federal government to halt the threat of loss of jobs in Nigeria by these multinational companies and wonders why
Chevron and Shell should engage in the impending sack, when they have fully
divested from on – shore oil fields.

It will be morally unjustified for Chevron and
Shell to retrench oil workers in Nigeria as they are carting away profits made from deep oil shores and joint venture gas projects.

NUPENG condemns in its entirety the impending sack as it will not work with the
current efforts of the Buhari administration
to generate employment instead of job loses.

“it will amount to derailing the efforts of the
government to provide jobs for Nigerians.It
states that the oil giants should cut cost by
employing Nigerians in positions where
expatriates hold sway and are paid ten times
what our people are getting.
NUPENG warns that it may be forced to
embark on industrial action if the Federal
government, through the regulatory agency,
NNPC fails to stop Chevron and Shell from
sending oil workers in Nigeria to the
unemployment market.”

Newsweb Express


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