Chevron fires graduate trainees after NASS intervention

Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, operator of the NNPC /Chevron JV on Monday July 2, allegedly disengaged workers in the


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Chevron fires graduate trainees after NASS intervention

Chevron Nigeria Limited, CNL, operator of the NNPC /Chevron JV on Monday July 2, allegedly disengaged workers in the VTP 5/OTP 2 and VTP 6 categories over their alleged refusal to sign fresh casualization contract.                   

The affected workers who until their axe were under casualization for four years after their training period, insisted on the stance of the National Assembly that their employment be regularized in line with "the labour law" of the federal republic of Nigeria.                     

The National Association of Itsekiri Graduates, NAIG in a statement by its President, Comrade Collins Edema, stated that the House Committee on Labour, Employment and Productivity, queried Chevron over the company's continuous six months casual contract through PACE on the grounds that it violates the country's labour law.                      

The position of the NASS Committee which was taken on May 17 this year, was sequel to a petition by the Itsekiri graduates' body.                         

According to NAIG, officials of PACE allegedly admitted before the House Committee that they are not "an outsourcing company and not registered with the Ministry of Labour and Productivity".                     

NAIG declared inter alia, "ironically, after the House sitting, where Chevron through the same PACE sent another contract document to the workers, asking them to either sign or lose their job.

The workers insisted on the stand of NASS that they won't sign any new contract that is against the law".                             

Fresh Angle International can report that while the affected workers have packed their belongings on the purported order of Chevron, the oil and gas major reportedly told those still on its location that they are operating "no work, no pay"policy.                          

Investigations revealed that 151 Nigerian graduates from Itsekiri, Ijaw, Ilaje, Ibo, Urhobo, Ibibio, Efik and other ethnic Nationalities completed the VTP trainings.

While 101 went through the VTP5/ OTP 2 training, 50 underwent the VTP 6 training.


Josephine Ojevwe Ughweri
Confidential Secretary/Librarian cum OIl and Gas Correspondent of Fresh Angle International Newspaper. I am a graduate of Library and Information Science, while I have undergone training in Advance Writing and Reportorial Skills.
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