The management of Chevron Nigeria Limited has opened avenues to engage with leaders of the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers over the 175 workers laid off by one of its contract companies.
It could be recalled that the union had given a 7 day ultimatum for the 175 workers to be recalled or they will call out its members nationwide on an industrial action
Mr Esimaje Brikinn, the company’s General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, made this known in an interview with NAN on Sunday in Lagos.
Brikinn said the laid-off workers were not employees of Chevron but workers of an independent contractor providing services to Chevron.
He said the contract company laid off its workers following the suspension of the service contract agreement between it and Chevron.
“In keeping with our commitment to resolving issues through meaningful dialogue and respect for the rule of law, we are engaging the leaders of NUPENG and the contractor company to fully understand and seek an amicable resolution of the issues.
“The company’s highest priority remains the welfare and safety of its employees, contractors and the security of its assets; we will, therefore, do our best to safeguard these interests,” Brikinn said.