In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 05th, October, 2020

NUPENG, PENGASSAN Shutdown Chevron Operations Over Sack Of 2000 Workers

NUPENG, PENGASSAN Shutdown Chevron Operations Over Sack Of 2000 Staff




Members of the Nationwide Union of Petroleum and Pure Fuel and the Petroleum and Pure Fuel Senior Workers Affiliation of Nigeria in Chevron Nigeria Restricted have been ordered to down instruments to start a complete shutdown of the corporate’s operations over the sack of Nigerian staff.


It was gathered that not less than 2,000 of their workers members had been reportedly sacked.


In accordance with Punch, in an announcement collectively signed by the President of NUPENG, Prince Williams Akporeha and his PENGASSAN counterpart, Mr Festus Osifo, the unions mentioned, “Chevron administration was utilizing the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to ease out Nigerian employees from the corporate whereas it continued to have interaction expatriates to do jobs that Nigerians had been certified to carry out.”


The unions mentioned it gathered that Chevron administration notified about 2,000 of its staff final Thursday that their companies had been not required and that these nonetheless enthusiastic about working with them may apply afresh.


“We’re in opposition to this imperialist agenda. We’re going to examine this manipulation. Now we have directed our members in Chevron to withdraw their companies and name on the Federal Authorities to name Chevron administration to order in any other case we are able to not assure industrial peace within the oil and gasoline sector,” it mentioned.


Chevron Nigeria Restricted mentioned on Friday that it might slash its workforce by 25 per cent as it’s reviewing its manpower necessities within the gentle of the altering enterprise setting.

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“This growth runs opposite to Nigeria’s legal guidelines regulating the Oil and Fuel business because it doesn’t defend our nationwide curiosity.

“That is an imperialist agenda that should not be allowed to remain; most particularly as now we have simply completed celebrating our 60th independence as a sovereign nation,” the duo mentioned.

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