- Officials of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Wednesday shut down operations at Chevron Nigeria Ltd (CNL), as they protest what they termed the company’s unfair labour practices.
- According to reports, protesters, stormed the headquarters of CNL in the morning, blocked all the entrances, leading into the company, carrying different placards.
- The Southwest chairman of the union,Mr Tokunbo Korodo, who led the protesting workers, said that the action was meant to keep the public abreast of the situation in CNL.
“The masses believe that NUPENG can just wake up and command their members to start strike.
We just want to correct that impression. This protest will also send signal to the government and the management of CNL,” he said.
We have been on this issue for a while; we urge the government to investigate the management of the company.
We are now taking the last step, this is not the first time we will be staging a protest on this matter.
As we are protesting here, this kind of protest is going on in other parts of the country.
“This is our last step to this unfair labour practices, if nothing is done, the next step is to proceed on nationwide strike.
We want Nigerians to feel the pain we are going through,” he said.
- Effort to get the management of Chevron Nigeria Limited to comment on the issue proved abortive as most management staff approached by journalists declined to talk.make any comment.