The leadership of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) in Delta State, Nigeria has demanded the incorporation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in companies within the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. This was said by the Union Vice Chairman, Comrade Azubuike Emordi.
According to Emordi, union members are owed hazard allowances for several months, child education for 2016 and furniture grant, stressing that the outstanding allowances should be paid immediately by the management of their members employers. He said that the union would not hesitate to mobilize its members out to embark on work-to-rule over these irregularities and delay in their salary payments, adding that members of the union working with the various oil and gas exploration companies are suffering due to poor salaries and unfavourable conditions of service.
The labour leader also urged the companies to provide social amenities, health centres and other facilities to their host communities as a way of reducing the hardship faced by the people and the union members in Delta State.