Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has alerted Nigerians of its plans to declare a nationwide industrial action over unfair labour practices by some indigenous oil companies.
NUPENG’s President, Williams Apkoreha, at a briefing in Lagos, said the industrial unrest would begin any moment, saying the union does not want to disclose the date when the industrial action would begin.
He, however, informed that the union had intimated all relevant government agencies, including the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.
Akporeha said the COVID-19 outbreak brought about several issues of work closures, redundancies and unfair labour practices by some employers in the oil and gas industry.
By Yinka Adekunle