The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) has handed the Federal Government of Nigeria 21 days to halt the mass sack of its members by major oil companies or face mass action.
NUPENG made the disclosure in a communique issued by its Central Working Committee during a meeting in Warri, Delta state.
The union, in the communique read by its President Igwe Achese, said:
“NUPENG will take all necessary action to drive home its demands if FG failed to act in 21 days. We are 100% in support against anti-corruption, but there must be respite for Nigerians.
“Right now, our members and even those in other sectors are no longer able to pay school fees for their children and even afford rents. Worse still, those being sacked now are so treated without commitment to proper terminal benefits.”
It was also noted that due to the current economic recession oil majors and servicing companies are closing shops leading to over 3,000 lost jobs.