Daily Trust (Abuja)

27 November 2012

Nigeria: Why We Are Picketing Shell Formations - NUPENG

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Oil Installation

Lagos — Oil workers under the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has say the current picketing of Shell formations across the country is as a result of the "uncompromising posture" of the multinational oil company towards all labour related practices.

NUPENG's Acting General Secretary Isaac Aberere said in Lagos yesterday that the issue of casual, contract staffs or service contract staffs without conditions of service has been in the front burner with Shell in recent times without any meaningful progress.

"The issue has become a social phenomenon and hydra-headed evil in labour relations with Shell which has refused to heed our call to review the conditions of service of these workers but to no avail despite series of meetings held".

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