The Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) have commenced negotiation with Nexen Petroleum Ltd in furtherance of its commitment to social dialogue.
In a statement issued by NUPENG General Secretary, Comrade Afolabi Olawale, NUPENG and Nexen Petroleum commenced negotiation to address all industrial relations issues earlier raised.
The General Secretary commended the willingness of the management of Nexen Petroleum to adopt global best practices in Industrial Relations by engaging the Union in social dialogue over workers condition of service.
The union believes that the dialogue will go a long way in enhancing industrial peace, harmony and high productivity in the workplace.
On the other hand, the leadership of the union warned General Electric/Arco Group Plc not to plunge the country into avoidable industrial crisis during this yuletide period.
The Union reiterated that General Electric is still very recalcitrant and strongly advise them to urgently do the needful by remitting to ARCO Group Plc the outstanding over deducted withholding tax to enable Arco to pay the severance packages of all workers sacked since 2016.
The NUPENG scribe added that the endurance level of the Union should not be overstretched and called on all relevant authorities to prevail on General Electric to do the needful in order not to plunge the nation into avoidable industrial crisis.