President of the union, Comrade Igwe Achese, disclosed this at the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of NUPENG which held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, at the weekend.
He said: “The nation-wide rally is to protest particularly casualization of workers and resistance to unionization of the workforce by recalcitrant management who have continued to out source virtually all cadres of job in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.
“We shall be demonstrating in all the state capitals to let Nigerians know the unbecoming attitude of some employers to job insecurity in the country.”
Achese, who said Chevron and ExxonMobil are the worst promoters of unfair labour practices in the industry, disclosed that Chevron has continued to sack Nigerian workers in its employment in their hundreds.
He said the union had made entreaties to Chevron management and written protest letters to vital arms of government to prevail on the company to drop its unfriendly labour practices to no avail.
“For fear of the unknown, some workers in the company are signing letters banning them from joining the unions which violate their rights of association as enshrined in the country’s constitution. We have said that there will industrial action against Chevron if the trend persists.”
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