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PENGASSAN reviews employees’ welfare for productivity 

By Gloria Nwafor
08 March 2022   |   2:40 am
The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) is restructuring its operations as part of measures to review and properly place, promote, negotiate,

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The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) is restructuring its operations as part of measures to review and properly place, promote, negotiate, redeploy and retrain employees for improved productivity. 

   
President, PENGASSAN, Festus Osifo, who said this during the association’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, recently in Lagos, said the step was part of the association’s quest towards repositioning for effective performance.
 
He said the association has achieved a lot of successes in the areas of Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) and social dialogue mechanisms with stakeholders and other social partners in the sector. 
 
According to him, conditions of employment, compensation and benefits have been enhanced through constructive engagement and innovative compensation models.
 
He revealed that the leadership under his watch was focused on its commitment to strengthening the image of the association to maintain relevance, not just in the oil and gas industry, but the nation as a whole. 
 
He urged members to remain committed to the ideals of pragmatic unionism while living up to the expectations of the senior staff and strategic players in the oil and gas industry. 
   
As part of the union’s 2022 roadmap, the PENGASSAN boss promised to intensify efforts and advocacy in confronting some management and organisations that fail to honour CBA entered into with workers with all legal and constitutional means at its disposal. 
 

“Our focus and commitment remain to bequeath a legacy of a united and cohesive PENGASSAN, where members’ jobs, welfare and well-being shall be paramount. In our progression towards achieving industrial harmony in our industry, we shall continue to initiate moves to accommodate all members and their divergent views, while urging members to support the ongoing efforts by the leadership of the association,” he said.

Meanwhile, a special fill-in-election was held during the meeting where some national officers were elected unopposed and duly sworn in by the General Secretary of PENGASSAN, Lumumba Okugbawa.
       
The newly elected officers included Deputy President, Owan Abua; National Treasurer, Kabiru Dan Azumi; National Financial Secretary, Bosun Ayeni; National Auditor 2, Dr Mike Oke and Dr Faith Usoro, was also sworn-in as the Chairperson, Women in PENGASSAN (WIP).