Unpaid Subsidy - NUPENG Rejects Planned Mass Sack By Marketers

Unpaid Subsidy - NUPENG Rejects Planned Mass Sack By Marketers

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, yesterday rejected threat by Petroleum oil marketers to embark on mass sack of workers, over unpaid subsidy claims, warning the oil marketers not to use workers as scapegoats.

NUPENG in a statement by its President, Mr. Achese Igwe, in Lagos, insisted that the threat to embark on the mass sack was uncalled for, unjustified and unethical as the workers had always performed their duties well, threatening that any attempt to sack workers would be resisted and could lead to an industrial crisis in the industry.

The union however pleaded with the federal government to verify the N720 billion claims the oil marketers and pay them to avert fuel scarcity and suffering of the masses.

According to the statement: "The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, wants to use this medium to warn the oil marketers over the threat of mass retrenchment of workers if the federal government fails to pay outstanding subsidy owed it on the importation of petroleum products. We want to state that the threat to sack the workers should not be used as a bait or weapon to get government to pay but apply other sanctions that will compel the government to pay genuine claims. The threat to embark on the mass sack is uncalled for, unjustified and unethical as the workers have always performed their duties well.

topics from
There is no comment