Oil Workers To Shut Industry Over Labour Issues With Brittania-U

PENGASSAN threatens to shut down oil installationsNigeria — The Guardian  Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

Ikenna Atanah

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has threatened to shut down oil installations nationwide over alleged anti-labour practices by an oil and gas firm, Brittania-U.

PENGASSAN,issued the threat after it picketed Brittania-U at its corporate head office in Lagos, with members carrying placards and chanting solidarity songs.

The Union said that if by Friday the firm refused to meet its demands, it would mobilise all companies and affiliates in the sector to shut down all oil and gas installations across the country.

Acting Chairman of PENGASSAN, Lagos Zone, Eyam Abeng, alleged that the Brittania-U, an indigenous company, has exhibited the most notorious anti-labour practice in the oil and gas industry, with an unsafe workplace.

He alleged that the firm frustrates and terminates the employment of Nigerian workers who aspire to unionise and identify with labour unions.

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