The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has threatened nationwide strike if some industrial issues and anti-labour practices by some employers in the oil and gas industry were not addressed within 21 days.
The senior staff trade union said this in a statement signed by the PENGASSAN National Public Relations Officer, Fortune Obi, after its Central Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Abuja.
The Association berated the maltreatment and anti labour practices against its members by management, while calling on stakeholders to address issues within the stipulated ultimatum.
“PENGASSAN in the last three years has not only been excessively stretched but equally unnecessarily over-burdened and is fast running out of patience over the loss of will by various managements to attend to industrial/welfare issues.
“Particularly frustrating is the sustained, deliberate and indiscriminate redundancies, sack, actualization, ill-treatment, adverse work condition, incessant disagreement to collective bargain resolutions and other anti-labour practices against our members by these managements without recourse to extant labour laws,” Obi said.
To this effect, the PENGASSAN spokesperson said that the Association has directed the Zonal Executive Councils, in the four zones of Port Harcourt, Lagos, Kaduna and Warri, to commence systematic mobilization of its members for the planned action.