In spite of the negative impact of the drop in global oil prices on economies of most oil producers, like Nigeria, oil workers have warned petroleum companies to desist from using that as a reason to sack workers, Premium Times reported.

The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) vowed to resist any mass sack of its members. “We have resolved to resist the growing redundancy tendency in the industry under the guise of the effects of drop in global oil prices,” PENGASSAN President, Francis Johnson, said at the end of its National Executive Council, NEC, meeting in Abuja.

“NAPIMS [National Petroleum Investment Management Service] must put in place a clear policy statement on frequent redundancy plans by operators as a result of fluctuations in crude oil prices.