Strike: PENGASSAN issues Exxon Mobil Thursday ultimatum
By Victor Ahiuma-Young
LAGOS—THERE are strong indications that workers of Mobil Producing Unlimited, Exxon Mobil, may Thursday begin an indefinite strike over alleged non-compliance of management to the National Content Act and other applicable laws on expatriate staff as well as systematic easing out of Nigerians from the company.
Vanguard gathered that under the aegis of the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN, the aggrieved workers had about two weeks ago, issued a 21-day ultimatum to the management of the upstream oil giant to among others, comply with National Content Act and other applicable laws on expatriate staff and halt the systematic easing out of Nigerians from the company or risk indefinite industrial unrest.
The ultimatum, Vanguard gathered, will expire this Thursday and there is no indication that management is ready to address the grouse of the workers.
The aggrieved workers said among others, noted that the current situation where the Board of Directors and management staff are dominated by expatriates others was completely unaccepted and must be addressed for industrial peace to reign .