The Federal Government will tomorrow, Wednesday meet the leaders of PENGASSAN to find solution to the current issues based on strike embared by the group.
It was also reported last week, The Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, that 61 ships full with foods and petroleum products are expected in Lagos ports from December 8-28 2014. This was strategized in order to meet demands by the Nigerians as PENGASSAN was cutting off service for the time being.
PENGASSAN President, Mr. Francis Johnson made the disclosure via telephone to the News Agency Of Nigeria (NAN ) yesterday.
He said: “Government has called the union for a meeting against Wednesday. The strike is ongoing we have started and everyone can see it. There is total compliance in some of the oil installations in the country as the strike continues (Tuesday).”
He commended the oil workers for their compliance to the industrial action.
PENGASSAN is joined by the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, on the definite strike. The unions are requesting for:
Retardation of staff promotion in the Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) and non-standardisation of nomenclature and collective bargaining agreement of the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Agency (NNRA) in line with what obtains in other agencies in the oil and gas industry. Also, Alleged refusal of the management of Addax/Petrostuff Nigeria Limited and Chevron/Sudelletra to recall sacked staff. Unjust termination of appointment of the Port Harcourt zonal secretary and treasurer of PENGASSAN and NUPENG, respectively and many more