NUPENG, PEDAN Pledge on Tackling Challenges Together
The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) have said that negotiations are ongoing in the issue of excess withholding Tax deduction made from Arco by GEION.
According to a source who pleads anonymity at NUPENG the unions are still looking into the issue and would soon come out with their decision on the matter.
Meanwhile the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) and Petroleum Dealers Association of Nigeria (PEDAN) have both agreed to work together and collaborate to face the challenges facing their members in the downstream sector of the economy.
This accord was issued during the visit of the leadership of the Interim Petroleum Dealers Association of Nigeria (PEDAN) to NUPENG Secretariat in Lagos.
The leader of the PEDAN team, Hamlet Emman solicited for NUPENG assistance in dealing with some of its challenges which included pleading with the International Oil Companies to look into their rebate which is presently very low.
In his response, the President of NUPENG, Comrade (Prince) Williams Akporeha was happy that PEDAN has woken up from its deep slumber and promised to support them.
He told them that our members, the Petroleum Station Workers (PSW) will soon be demanding for wage review due to the enactment of the new minimum wage.
Comrade Akporeha added that they must embrace workers right to unionization at their various filling stations and however reiterated NUPENG’s support and assistance to PEDAN when needed and necessary.