Strike: NECONDE Disregards DSS, As PENGASSAN Demands Strike

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu

THE Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), on Sunday, demanded that it is going ahead with the arranged strike activity today, as its meeting with the Federal Government and the Department of State Security (DSS), finished in a halt.

A source in the meeting told ReportersAtLarge, said authorities of NECONDE neglected to turn up for the meeting which was called at the occasion of the DSS.

He said the DSS guaranteed to compel authorities of the organization to show up at another ‎meeting planned for tomorrow (Monday).

Be that as it may, the source expressed that independent of NECONDE’s inability to respect the welcome and the rescheduled meeting, the strike would go ahead as arranged, as every one of its individuals had been assembled the nation over, particularly its downstre‎am individuals.

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He uncovered that the DSS authorities and other government agents tuned in to PENGASSAN’s submissions, which they concurred was legitimate and guaranteed them that their grievances would be tended to.

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He said the disappointment of NECONDE to show up was an impression of the self-importance of its administration, in spite of its numerous hostile to work practices and carelessness for the laws of the nation.

He stated, “NECONDE disregarded the orders of the court as regards the sacking of the leader of the company’s branch of PENGASSAN. The court had earlier asked that status quo be maintained, but a day to the next hearing, NECONDE went ahead and sacked him.

“The company had also gone ahead to sack many Nigerians, claiming that it is a private company and has the right to hire and fire.”

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