PENGASSAN Threatens Industrial Action If…Latest News, News Thursday, May 15th, 2014
The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Emeka Wogu has called on stakeholders to reconcile their differences after threats were made by the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN to shut down oil and gas facilities in the country.
PENGASSAN pointed out that the threat to embark on an industrial action was based on fears expressed by then in-house branch union leaders, on Wednesday when they got report that the Federal Government would stop the salaries of its members in government agencies.
Giving directives recently, the Federal Government told staff of the agencies such as the Department of Petroleum Resources, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, Nigeria Content Development Board, Nigeria Nuclear Regulatory Authority and the Petroleum Training Institute to enroll into the Integrated Personnel Payroll System (IPPIS) or risk having their salaries stopped.
PENGASSAN has always advocated that its members be exempted from the system due to what it calls the peculiar nature of the petroleum industry.
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