IPPIS: FUEL SCARCITY IMMINENT AS PENGASSAN EMBARK ON INDEFINITE STRIKE
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria PENGASSAN has commenced an indefinite industrial action in protest against the "shoddy" manner their members were included in the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Management System IPPIS.
According to a communique issued to all PENGASSAN branch chairmen, titled ‘Redundancy in Baker Hughes on IPPIS Implementation And Redundancy in Baker Hughes’, "all members have been advised to withdraw their services effective midnight on Sunday, November 8 2020."
The senior oil workers had earlier embarked on a 3-day warning strike to air their grievance over the manner the salaries of their members were paid alleging that huge sums of monies were deducted from their salaries.
On November 2, the union gave a 7-day ultimatum to government agencies to regularise the inconsistencies which have elapsed.
Below is an excerpt from the letter instructing PENGASSAN members to down tools.
REDUNDANCY IN BAKER HUGHES ON IPPIS IMPLEMENTATION AND REDUNDANCY IN BAKER HUGHES
We refer to the above letter dated November 2, 2020 where we gave 7-Days ultimatum and further extension to the relevant government agencies and institutions. Regrettably and upon the expiration of the ultimatum, nothing concrete has been done with regards to the outstanding issues as enumerated in the letter
In view of the above and with expiration of the ultimatumn and subsequent extension, you are hereby advised to withdraw your services effective 12 mid night on Sunday November 8 2020
Please ensure that your Branch members fully comply with this directive while you await further directive