Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Nigeria: Industrial Lockout at the Nigeria LNG

Nigeria: Industrial Lockout at the Nigeria LNG

The strike started by the Nigerian contract staff of the Nigeria LNG Limited on Monday became worse early Wednesday as the aggrieved Nigerian contractors embarked on a lockout of the Nigeria LNG Port Harcourt office and Bonny Plant Complex in Rivers state in the volatile Niger Delta region.

The Nigerian contract staff of the Nigeria LNG in Rivers state embarked on a lockout of the Nigeria LNG Port Harcourt office and Bonny Plant Complex, Wednesday, to reinforce the industrial strike they started on Monday. The lockout is to prevent the permanent staff from working.
The senior management of the Nigeria LNG limited is meeting with the contractors to resolve the industrial dispute over the unprofessional maltreatment of the Nigerian contract staff and the deprivation of other benefits.

The Nigeria LNG Limited does not allow the Nigerian contract staff to benefit from the excellent medical services at the Nigeria LNG Hospital on Bonny Island, but allows the American, European, Australian and Asian contract staff to enjoy excellent medical services and other commensurate benefits and bonuses.

‘You should not rob Peter to pay Paul,” said one of the aggrieved Nigerian contractors who spoke to the Nigerian Times on condition of anonymity, because he was not authorized to speak to the news media.
He said the Nigerian contract staff have been bearing the deplorable conditions of service for over ten years and they have decided to embark on the lockout as their last resort to compel the management of the Nigeria LNG Limited to give in to their professional demands for better wages and the same commensurate benefits given to the American, European, Australian and Asian contract staff of the Nigeria LNG.

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