The National leadership of Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has criticised the sacking of workers by some oil and gas companies for active unionism.
NUPENG described the action as oppressive and a height of high handedness on the part of the firms.
It accused the management of Sterling Energy Exploration Company (SEEPCO) and its drilling arm, British Oil and Gas Ltd of denying workers their rights to unionise.
The union, therefore, called on the authorities and other relevant stakeholders in the sector to wade into the issue without delay to avert industrial crisis in Kwale, Warri area of Delta.
To avoid further escalation, NUPENG urged the authorities, particularly the federal government and its agencies, to call the management of the companies to order, while directing them to follow the path of best practices by granting the legitimate wishes of the workers. (NAN)