NUPENG ISSUES 24-HOUR STRIKE NOTICE TO CHEVRON
BY VICTOR AHIUMA-YOUNG
WARRI-NATIONAL Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday, gave Chevron Nigeria Limited, up till end of today, to resolve all issues involving contract workers of Patonosen Enterprise Nigeria Ltd and Joceco Nigeria Ltd in line with the meeting of March 11, 2011, or risk industrial unrest.
Warri Zonal Council of NUPENG, in a statement, in Warri, Delta State, by its chairman, Mr Edmond Ofuje, after a
meeting on the issues affecting the contract workers of Patonosen and Joceco, said, 'workers of two companies
must not re-apply for the jobs they have been doing in Chevron for the past 25 years in the new contract, since
this demand by Chevron is targeted at de-unionizing the workers and to reduce existing workers
benefit/remuneration. Chevron should adhere to the directives by Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity Abuja.'