The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers says it has suspended the seven-day ultimatum it issued Chevron Nigeria Limited and its contractors over the sacking of workers through WhatsApp and other anti-labour actions and postures.
The suspension was contained in a statement signed by the NUPENG President and Secretary General, Williams Akporeha and Afolabi Olawale respectively on Wednesday, a copy of which made available to our correspondent.
The suspension, according to them, was ordered “following the immediate recall and reinstatement of the sacked workers and the on-going discussions to quickly resolve other outstanding issues.”
However, NUPENG reiterated that the suspension of the strike ultimatum was not a total call off, as it had suggested.
The statement indicated, “The suspension of the strike ultimatum is not a total call off but a respect to on-going discussions the union is having with Chevron and it contractors over all the issues at stake.
“We believe that management will act in good faith and decently in line with principles of social dialogue.
“The leadership of the union appreciates all relevant government agencies for their quick interventions on the matters in dispute.”