Communique:: Why NUPENG and JEPTFON Suspend Industrial Strike Action

Communiqué Issued at the End of the Meeting Between The Federal Ministry of Labour & Productivity, Federal Ministry Of Finance, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (Nnpc), Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (Pppra), Jetties and Petroleum Tank Farm Owners Association (Jeptfon), and The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (Nupeng) at The Federal Ministry Of Labour & Productivity on July 27, 2012

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers embarked on a strike over:

  • Payment of 2012 Petroleum Subsidy Arrears
  • State of the Refineries
  • The Labour Issues Concerning SPDC
  • Bad Roads in the Country
  • Restructuring of Loans of JEPTFON Members
  • After extensive deliberations, it was agreed as follows:

 

  • Payment Of 2012 Petroleum Subsidy
    After noting the concerns expressed by the NUPENG and JEPTFON, Government affirmed that the payment of Petroleum Subsidy for 2012 has commenced. The issuance of Sovereign Debt Notes (SDN) for verified and processed batches will be concluded within two (2) weeks.
  • State of the Refineries
    NUPENG expressed its dissatisfaction on the state of the Refineries in the Federation and requested to know whether the TAM of the refineries will commence as scheduled.

    NNPC gave details of steps already being taken for the TAM and Rehabilitation of the plants and assured the Trade Union that the TAM/Rehabilitation of the refineries would be done as planned.

    NNPC will ensure availability of crude to all the refineries.

  • Bad Roads
    The Trade Union expressed concern over the deplorable state of roads in and out of Refineries and the danger posed by such roads especially the Port Harcourt Refinery Road.

    The Government assured NUPENG that immediate attention would be given to the Access Roads leading to the refineries in Port Harcourt and Warri.

  • Labour Issues of SPDC
    On the complaints of labour issues especially on Contract Staffing in SPDC and Chevron, the Federal Ministry of Labour & Productivity is committed to look into the issues raised by the Trade Union.
  • Restructuring of loans of JEPTFON members

    NUPENG requested for the restructuring of loans of JEPTFON members into long term debts.
    AMCON will consider the request

    All the parties agreed to follow up on all the issues agreed upon as stated above and ensure their actualization.

    Based on this understanding, NUPENG agreed to suspend the on-going industrial action while JEPTFON shall open the Jetties and Depots owned by its members.

 

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Com. Igwe Achese Engr Andrew L. Yakubu
NUPENG President GMD, NNPC

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Enoch B. Kanawa Mr. Reginald Stanley
JEPTFON ES, PPPRA

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Dr. Yerima Lawan Ngama
Honourable Minister of State, Finance

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Chief Emeka Wogu, CON
Honourable Minster of Labour & Productivity

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