Published: Tue, December 19, 2017
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

PENGASSAN suspends strike after FG's intervention

PENGASSAN suspends strike after FG's intervention

Chris Ngige has appealed to the Petroleum and Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) to shelve its planned strike in the spirit of conciliation brokered between it and Neconde Energy Services Ltd.

The management of Neconde Energy Limited after the negotiation with the DSS, the Federal Government represented by the Minister of Labour and Minister of State for Petroleum offered a letter of recall to the sacked employees of the company.

PENGASSAN, whose members are mostly managers in the upstream oil industry, began industrial action on Monday over layoffs made by a Nigerian oil and gas company.

The memorandum was signed by the National President of PENGASSAN, Francis Olabode Johnson, and his General Secretary, Lumumba Okugbawa, Managing Director of Neconde Energy Services, Frank Edozie, legal consultants to the company, Uche Val Obi, (SAN) and the Director, Trade Union Services and Industrial Relations, in the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mrs O.A. Akpan.

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Initially, the association issued a 72-hour ultimatum to government to call the company to order over allegations of anti-workers practices against some of its members, including Mr. Animashaun.

Other reasons include the alleged sack of workers by one of the oil companies due to their involvement in union activities and non-remittance of workers' taxes to the PFAs by the same company.

The strike action, scheduled to formally commence after 11:59p.m. today, followed the group's peace meeting on Sunday with Kachikwu, which ended in a deadlock.

According to the statement, the Minister of Labour, Senator Ngige and the leadership of PENGASSAN agreed to endeavor to resolve alleged anti-union posture by other indigenous companies and marginal field operators.

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