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VTP5/OTP2 Workers’ Strike: Itsekiri, Ijaw, Ilaje threaten mass action

By Urowayino jeremiah

Graduates’ representatives of Ijaw, Itsekiri and Ilaje ethnic Nationalities, host communities to Chevron Nigeria Limited have threatened mass action in the next 24 hours if their members in the VTP5/OTP2 Operator/Maintenance Trainees of Chevron are not confirmed as staff.

The position of the graduates under the auspices of Egbema-Gbaramatu Graduates’ Employment Front, KOMBOT, National Association of Itsekiri Graduates, NAIG and National Association of Ilaje Graduates, NAIG, came on the heels of a strike action embarked upon Wednesday June 21 by the VTP5/OTP2 Operator/Maintenance Trainees over claim that they could no longer work in “hazardous conditions without being confirmed staff of Chevron”.

The ethnic bodies in a joint statement signed by Collins Edema, Yabrade Moses and Ikuesan Ademola, President of National Association of Itsekiri Graduates, NAIG, KOMBOT and National Association of Ilaje Graduates, NAIG respectively, demanded for the sack of the Operations Manager of EGTL over alleged threats to their members.

They also called for the firing of the Human Resources Director “who masterminded the recruitment of our people into slavery”.



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