OML 42: NNPC/NECONDE under fire as oil workers embark on strike over poor welfare
…Nigerians attack NNPC, NECONDE
NNPC Production and Exploration Limited and Neconde Energy Limited, operators of Oil Mining Lease (OML) 42 in Delta state, have come under severe criticism after the workers embark on strike over poor salaries and treatment meted out to workers in the firm.
GbaramatuVoice had earlier reported that the workers protested in Warri on Thursday as they lamented against the refusal of the NNPC/NECONDE to prioritise their welfare adding that the company from time immemorial engage in the “promise and fail” technique just to make sure that the workers meet the target at the expense of the welfare of the workers.
According to the aggrieved workers, NECONDE is yet to review their contracts since 2017/2018 and this has deprived them of the necessary salary increment and welfare packages that will enable them to survive in the present inflation in the country.
The workers also lamented that the management is aware of their demands but they have chosen to ignore them. They also lamented that they are deprived of good food, good drinking water and other amenities that will make work easy for them.
This development has sparked social media reactions on Twitter and GbaramatuVoice brings some of the reactions of some netizens concerning the above report.
We want salary increment, good welfare package, protesting OML 42 workers tell NNPC/Neconde
— GbaramatuVoice | Voice of the Niger Delta (@gbaramatuvoice) April 6, 2023
@momohmmb wrote: “We all know what Shell petroleum company ,chevron oil company and other standard oil and gas companies are paying thier workers and so all we are saying pay us like as the above mentioned companies pay their staff.”
@Peter76509662 @Ministrylabour wrote: “Pls come to the aid of this Nigeria oil and gas workers in OML42. They need us right now. How can someone work without food. This is modern slavery.”
@SukereEmmanuel wrote: “The federal government and all necessary authorities should come to the aid of the workers in oml42 as things are gradually going from bad to worse as the day goes by.”
@Popoye_D_sailor writes: “please are you guys aware of this kind of sufferings faced by workers under your so called OML42. Please my question goes thus, is the OML42 producing condemn oil or normal crude oil that is being sold at the international market? “
@zdd7225nnz wrote: “The persons managing the welfare of workers in this asset are all thieves.They are all need be arrested.”
@OloyeRich wrote: “We appeal to the Federal Government/NNPCL to come to the rescue of OML42 workers, oil workers are leaving in serious debt and abject poverty, all the online loan apps known over 90% of OML42 workers due to our constant borrowing to meet up. We are working in Oil and Gas sector, yet management cannot provide adequate drinking water, even ordinary Dstv they cannot subscribe.”
@momohmmb wrote: “All we are saying is that we should be given a good pay rise,medicals and welfare as it is obtain in other oil companies, I believe is not too much.”
@iAmOracle9 wrote: “All we demand for is good salary structure, employment letter, sound welfare, prompt salary payment, end of the year bonus etc as it is obtainable in other oil companies yet we are treated as slaves in OML42.”
@Profwhite23 writes: “It is criminal to subject workers to such penury, mean while some few individuals are feeding fat from the proceeds. This is modern day slavery and should be condemned in it’s entirety. Relevant authorities should pls swing into action. Even the scripture says, a worker is worthy of his wages. OML 42 Should not be deviating from what is standard as far oil and gas ops are concerned. This is wickedness Workers are humans too.”
@kenking009 wrote: “I wish salvation and justice can show it’s face in this pathetic situation, for these selfless workers who contribute immensely to the daily production of crude in Nigeria OML 42, they risk their lives and sacrifice a lot but get little in return.”
†ℳ@ÐHΦυZ™† wrote: “All we demand for is good salary structure, employment letter, sound welfare, prompt salary payment, end of the year bonus etc as it is obtainable in other oil companies yet we are treated as slaves in OML42.”
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