Employment: NUPENG Wants CSR Inclusion In Oil, Gas Sector


The leadership of the
National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) in Delta State, has demanded the incorporation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in employment terms for companies within the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.
Speaking to newsmen in Asaba on Wednesday, the Union Vice Chairman, Comrade Azubuike Emordi, lamented the absence of CSR from the union members employment.
Emordi said that union members are owed hazard allowances for several months, child education for 2016 and furniture grant, stressing that the outstanding allowances should be paid without delay by the management of their members employers.
He said that the union would not hesitate to mobilize its members out to embark on work-to-rule over these irregularities and delay in their salary payments, adding that members of the union working with the various oil and gas exploration companies are suffering due to poor salaries and unfavourable conditions of service.
He enjoined staff of the various oil and gas exploration companies operating in Delta State yet to identify with the union for their benefit.
The labour leader also urged the companies to provide social amenities health centres and other facilities to their host communities as a way of reducing the hardship faced by the people and the union members in Delta State.