The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), has given a 21-day ultimatum to some oil and gas employers over their anti-labour practices.
Mr. Fortune Obi, PENGASSAN’s spokesman in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday, warned that the association would shut down activities of the companies nationwide if they failed to resolve outstanding industrial relations issues with the workers.
He listed the companies to include Fugro, Sterling Global, Indorama Petrochemical Company, Baker Hughes and General Electric. Others are Universal Energy, Frontier Energy, Vam Onne, Neconde Energy and ObiJackson Group, SDF, Ciscon, Tecon, Obax, Pan Ocean, NNPC Retail Limited, Exxon-Mobil and Petrobras.
Obi said the decision to go on strike after the 21 days ultimatum was reached after a meeting of the Central Working Committee (CWC) of the union, recently.