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Oil workers petition government over firms’ anti-labour practices

01 August 2014, 16:20

Port Harcourt - The two major unions in the oil industry in Nigeria have have petitioned the federal government over alleged anti-labour activities of Nigerian Agip Oil Company and Plantgeria.

The unions, Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) accused both organisations of trying to frustrate their members and undermine Nigeria’s Local Content Act, reports NewsDay.

The unions in the petition sent to the Honourable Minister of Labour and Productivity, Emaeka Wogu,, said they will resist any attempt by the organisations to enslave their members and also deny them freedom of association.

They noted that the companies have been executing maintenance contract in the oil and gas sector, contrary to the guideline on Contract Staffing and Labour Administration and other extant Labour laws in Nigeria.

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