Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, has threatened to resume its suspended strike if the federal government refuses to enforce the implementation of an agreement reached among the tripartite partners in the industry, reported the Daily Post.
The agreement was reached mid July 2016, at the end of the conciliation meetings held at the instance of the Federal Minister of Labour and Employment with PENGASSAN, in Abuja. In late August, PENGASSAN addressed a correspondence to the Nigerian Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, stating that the management of certain firms did not honor the terms of the agreement, according to All Africa. The union urged the minister to intervene by calling on the defaulting managements in order to avert another round of nationwide strike.
The union listed the companies that have refused to honor their own parts of the agreement to include Mobil Producing Nigeria Contract Staff Forum, Fugro Nigeria Limited, Petrostuff Nigeria, Tecon, Frontier Oil Limited, Universal Energy Resources Limited, Pan Ocean, Halliburton Energy Services Nigeria Limited, CISCON, and Baker Hughes among others.