• NUPENG rejects sale of NNPC assets

    NUPENG rejects sale of NNPC assets

    According to reports, the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers says it will not support the sale of NNPC’s assets without proper consultation with labour unions in the petroleum sector.

    Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, the South-West Chairman of the union, made the declaration on Tuesday in Lagos.

    The oil workers had on November 13 declared that they would reject any attempt by the Federal Government to sell some of its stakes in the NNPC.

    The Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources released a […]

  • Do not increase fuel price – NUPENG tells FG

    Do not increase fuel price – NUPENG tells FG

    An oil workers union, NUPENG, says the Federal Government should not succumb to pressure from some groups to increase pump price of petrol for now.

    Tokunbo Korodo, the South-West Chairman of the union, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos.

    Mr. Korodo said that there was pressure on the government to increase the pump price of petrol from some groups.

    He said that any increase in the price of petrol at this time would […]

  • Why NNPC is not pumping petroleum products through System 2B Network – NUPENG shares reasons

    Why NNPC is not pumping petroleum products through System 2B Network – NUPENG shares reasons

    According to reports, the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) on Monday gave reasons for non-pumping of petroleum products through System 2B Pipelines Network by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

    The South-West Chairman of NUPENG, Alhaji Tokunbo Korodo, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that NNPC was recording a huge financial loss when pumping fuel through the network due to the activities of vandals.

    NAN reports that System 2B Pipelines Network is the pumping of […]

  • FG begs NUPENG, PENGASSAN to suspend planned strike

    FG begs NUPENG, PENGASSAN to suspend planned strike

    According to reports, the Federal Government has advised the National Union Of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria to shelve their planned strike over the alleged sacking of 3,000 of its members by oil companies.

    The Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, made the appeal when speaking with newsmen on Friday in Abuja.

    The unions on October 26 gave a 21-day ultimatum to the government.

    The unions called on the federal […]

  • NUPENG, PENGASSAN threaten strike over sack of 3,000 members

    NUPENG, PENGASSAN threaten strike over sack of 3,000 members

    Two leading unions in the oil industry, Nigeria Union of Petroleum and National Gas (NUPENG) and Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) have raised the alarm over the sacking of 3, 000 of its members and subsequently issued a 21-day ultimatum to the federal government to put a stop to it.

    The National President of NUPENG, Igwe Achese, who addressed the media at the end of the Central Working Committee (CWC), meeting of the union in Effurun, […]

  • NUPENG gives 21-day ultimatum to FG on worsening economy

    NUPENG gives 21-day ultimatum to FG on worsening economy

    It was gathered that the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) say it would impose an industrial strike if the federal government fails to sort out ongoing mass sack in the oil industry in the next 21 days.

    This was contained in a communiqué presented to journalists by the National President of NUPENG, Comrade Igwe Achese, after a meeting of the union’s Central Working Committee (CWC), held in Warri, Delta state.

    The communique, which revealed that more than 3000 oil […]

  • NUPENG can’t afford to go on strike now – Igwe

    NUPENG can’t afford to go on strike now – Igwe

    According to reports, the President of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, Achese Igwe, said the union could not afford to embark strike now because it would increase the suffering of Nigerians.

    Igwe stated this while addressing newsmen on Saturday at the end of the NUPENG 3rd Quarter Petroleum Tanker Drivers Meeting in Asaba, Delta State.

    He said this is a challenging time, adding that the union must at this time consider its actions.

    The president, however, warned that the […]

  • NUPENG calls for adequate protection of oil workers from kidnappers

    NUPENG calls for adequate protection of oil workers from kidnappers

    The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has urged the Federal Government to give adequate protection to oil workers returning from the field to prevent being kidnapped.

    The President of NUPENG, Mr Igwe Achese, made the plea on Monday in Lagos.

    He condemned the kidnapping of 14 oil workers of Nestoil returning from Egbema-Ohaji field to Port Harcourt, Rivers, by yet-to-be identified kidnappers.

    Achese expressed shock at the act and called on security agencies to spread their dragnet to rescue […]

  • NUPENG and PENGASSAN call off strike

    NUPENG and PENGASSAN call off strike

    The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENGW, and the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, have called off their industrial action.

    The decision to call of the strike by both union was taken after a meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige.

    Recall that both unions recently embarked an industrial action due to some unresolved issues by the Federal Government relating to the welfare of oil workers among other

  • Stop giving bailout funds to state governments – NUPENG warns FG

    Stop giving bailout funds to state governments – NUPENG warns FG

    The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers on Saturday advised the Federal Government against the issuance of bailout funds to state governments for the payment of workers’ salaries.

    The NUPENG’s South-West Chairman, Mr Tokunbo Korodo, gave the advice in Lagos.

    The disbursement of bailout funds to the states was necessitated by the prevailing economic challenges which resulted in the non-payment of workers’ salaries by many states across the federation.

    The state governments received N713.7billion as bailout funds from the federal government, […]

  • NUPENG threatens to stop fuel supply over salary

    NUPENG threatens to stop fuel supply over salary

    The lingering fuel scarcity may continue, if the over 300,000 petrol attendants in the country do not get a pay rise, it has has been gathered.

    The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has threatened to down tools in sympathy with the petrol attendants.

    Industry sources said Petroleum Tanker Drivers (PTD), an arm of NUPENG, planned to embark upon a strike if an agreement is not reached over the N18,000 minimum wage being proposed for the attendants.

    Confirming this, the […]