Ahead of the report of the multiparty committee on labour dispute at ExxonMobil, sources close to affected union members have expressed hope that sacked members would get justice.
Recall that Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu and the ExxonMobil branch of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) have reached an agreement to suspend the sack of ExxonMobil Nigeria employees.
The sources said the sack cannot stand because it was targeted against legitimate labour actions of the affected staff rather than any personnel or performance issue.
A committee was set up last week to look at the issues involved and make recommendations. The committee is expected to submit its report latest January 10, 2017.
This was contained in a communique signed by Mr Francis Johnson, PENGASSAN; Falonipe Amos, Ministry of Petroleum Resources; Isa Inuwa, Chief Operating Officer, COO, Corporate Services NNPC; and Udom Inoyo, Mobil, at the NNPC House in Abuja.
The communiqué stated that the management action on the union members which led to the involuntary separation program is suspended, pending the submission of the report by the ministerial committee and the determination of the issues arising from the report by the Honourable Minister.
The communiqué further stated that an agreement is reached that management is free to implement for non-represented employees and any voluntary cases already signed on to.
It was also agreed that union members involuntarily impacted by the separation programme will remain on Mobil’s payroll but shall not return to work pending the conclusion of the review on the ministerial committee.
All unresolved issues related to employment separation and all matters related thereto is expected to be catalogued by the committee and forwarded to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources for resolution.
It will be recalled that mid-December, the management of Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited, MPNU, an affiliate of ExxonMobil, served disengagement letters to more than 150 of its employees.
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