The Amalgamated field workers of Global Manpower and Godvics Nigeria Limited working on the ConOil field platform have called on the Nigerian federal government through the Minister of Labour, Nigeria Labour Congress as well as the National Union of Petroleum & Natural Gas Workers NUPENG and other relevant agencies to come to their aid.
The appeal was made by the workers’ group under the amalgamated field workers of Godvics and Global Manpower, the group that works for ConOil producing fields/ flow stations owned by a Nigerian business guru.
They noted that they are being paid less than what they are putting in after so many years in the job without increment or benefit, adding that the newly employed according to them receive almost 1.2 million monthly and least paid worker among new intake is a minimum of about 500 thousand naira monthly.
The amalgamated field workers are calling on the management of Godvics Nigeria Limited allegedly owned by Mr. Godfrey Orugboh to, as a matter of urgency, review the employment letter given to its workers on paragraph ‘eight’ which stipulates workers ‘go leave with adequate compensation on the leave which according to the group has never been implemented since inception of the job’.
Staffers of Godvics and Global Manpower are threatening management of the company to attend to the issues raised or as well get ready to battle Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC ,adding that if not attended to, they will explore other available opportunities to claim their demands.
However, the group is also accusing a prominent Warri xhief for allowing workers to stay onboard longer than 28 days, alleging that some, due to failure of the crew change remain onboard more than 60 days on the platform offshore.
They also alleged that due to failure of management of the services company and Conoil, so many workers are leaving the company for other oil producing and services companies.
They are also appealing to the management of conoil to look into the affairs of the company in order not to lose his investment to bad management.