• 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, […]

  • Sale of national assets: PENGASSAN threatens to shut down Nigeria

    Sale of national assets: PENGASSAN threatens to shut down Nigeria

    Oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria have threatened to shut down the country if the Federal Government should carry out its plan to sell national assets to augment revenue shortfall as a way out of the current economic recession.

    PENGASSAN described the plan to sell the national assets as a self-destructive move to Nigeria.

    It said the plan, meant to solve short term financial obligations, is targeted at handing over the nation’s […]

  • Another Fuel Crisis Looms As PENGASSAN Threatens Strike

    Another Fuel Crisis Looms As PENGASSAN Threatens Strike

    Nigeria may be plunged into another round of fuel crisis as the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has threatened to resume its suspended strike if the Federal Government refuses to commence the implementation of an agreement reached among the tripartite partners in the industry.

    In a letter addressed to the Minister of Labour and Employment, dated August 22, 2016 and signed by the acting General Secretary, PENGASSAN, Comrade Lumumba Ighotemu Okugbawa, the association stated that since […]

  • PENGASSAN threatens fresh strike

    PENGASSAN threatens fresh strike

    Oil workers under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) have threatened to resume their suspended strike if the Federal Government refused to enforce the implementation of the tripartite agreement reached with them and other partners in the industry.

    In a letter dated August 22, 2016 to the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, the acting General Secretary, PENGASSAN, Lumumba Okugbawa, said the agreement, signed over a month ago, had not been implemented.

    The […]

  • We will strike soon, leave oil fields now – Niger Delta Avengers warn NUPENG, PENGASSAN, foreigners

    We will strike soon, leave oil fields now – Niger Delta Avengers warn NUPENG, PENGASSAN, foreigners

    Militant group, Niger Delta Avengers, NDA, has lambasted the Nigeria Military for usually claiming ignorance of attacks on oil installations.

    A statement yesterday by Brig.Gen Mudoch Agbinibo, its spokesperson recalled that “first was the NNPC pipeline that was blown, second the 48-inches Exxonmobil pipeline that was blown by NDA”.

    “Mobil and the Government denied it. Only for Exxonmobil to declare false majeure few days after the attack.

    “We want the general public to know the Qua Iboe export pipeline is down right now.”

    NDA […]

  • 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

  • PENGASSAN shuts down Kaduna Refinery, disrupts fuel supply

    PENGASSAN shuts down Kaduna Refinery, disrupts fuel supply

    The Kaduna Refining and Petrochemicals Company (KRPC) has been shut down in the aftermath of the strike embarked upon by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN).

    The Union had last week downed tools over the non-implementation of the 2015 Collective Bargaining Agreement it reached with the government as well as issues relating to the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).

    The oil industry workers had added in the list of their complaints the perceived inhuman condition under which they operate, especially […]

  • PENGASSAN enforces total compliance with indefinite strike

    PENGASSAN enforces total compliance with indefinite strike

    According to reports,there was a total compliance of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) members yesterday with the directive to embark on an indefinite strike.

    In Abuja, few members of the association who reported for duty early in the morning were turned back from the NNPC Towers, except for NUPENG members and management staff who went about their normal duties.

    A release issued by the National Public Relations Officer of PENGASSAN, Comrade Emmanuel Ojugbana, stated that there was […]

  • Fuel scarcity looms as DPR, PPMC, PPPRA join PENGASSAN on strike

    Fuel scarcity looms as DPR, PPMC, PPPRA join PENGASSAN on strike

    The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), other members of the oil and gas industry, such as Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), have announced plans to go on strike.

    A statement signed by the National Public Relation Office , PENGASSAN, Comrade Emmanuel Ojugbana, called on all chairmen and secretaries in the four zones and branches to comply with the new directive.

    He said “In the meeting, the gradual method of shutdown was […]

  • Fuel scarcity looms as PENGASAN sets to go on strike

    Fuel scarcity looms as PENGASAN sets to go on strike

    Barring any last minute agreement, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASAN) will embark on an indefinate strike action on Wednesday, in order to protest the way and manner the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has been running the oil sector since assuming office.

    It was learnt that the National Leadership of PENGASAN met in Kaduna yesterday to strategise on how to prosecute a successful all out strike immediately after the Sallah holiday.

    According to an […]