The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has ordered stoppage of loading activities at all Total Nig. Ltd., depots nationwide over termination of workers appointment.
This was contained in a statement signed by Tokunbo Korodo, the South-West Chairman of the union.
According to him, the management of Total has been resisting the unionisation of workers under its contract programme in Lagos, Kaduna and Koko in Delta blending plants.
Comrade Kodoro said the management of Total had moved further to terminate those workers who had joined the union in spite of the union efforts to resolve the issue amicably.
“In view of this, the union has directed all workers in Total downstream to stop work until the management allows workers to unionise and slave labour introduced are cancelled. This action should commence immediately,” he said.
However, it was gathered that Total Blending Plant at Kirikiri, Apapa were blocked with two trailers.
The workers were seen with various placards with inscriptions: “Nigerians enslaving Nigerians in Nigeria, “Total and Jomog want to sack us because we joined NUPENG”