The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers on Wednesday 1st January, 2020 picketed the premises of Chevron in Warri, Delta State, over the sack of some workers.
Following to reports, the decision to terminate the workers’ appointments was based on their decision to join the oil union and fight for better working conditions and welfare.
The National Public Relation Officer, Cojent Ojobo, told NAN that the company resorted to intimidation since the workers opted for unionization to fight for their rights.
He said, “The picketing is in reaction to the inhuman treatment by Chevron Nigeria Limited, sacking our members on first day of the New Year. Some of the workers are currently receiving treatment for trauma.
“My prayer is that we do not get instructions to stop loading of fuel as well as its distribution.”
The said workers have remained contract staff for more than 20 years, according to the report by NAN.