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Shell’s hidden shame - Contract workers on the poverty line in Nigeria

5 December, 2018Oscar Tamuno*, a driver for major Shell contractor, Plantgeria, has not had a wage increase in eight years. After paying taxes, pension contributions and union dues, he takes home 94,000 naira a month (US$258) working a 12-hour day, six days a week. And yet, Oscar is better off than many of his co-workers.* Not his real name.

We are just working to die, say Shell workers in Nigeria

27 November, 2018IndustriALL Global Union reveals how Shell contract workers in Nigeria are living in poverty and exposed to dangerous hazards at work in a new video released this week.

IndustriALL investigation uncovers exploitation of Shell workers in Nigeria

24 October, 2018A new report from a fact-finding mission by IndustriALL Global Union has revealed the shocking exploitation of contract workers at Shell oil and gas operations in Nigeria. 

Nupeng strike demands met

8 August, 2013A three day warning strike in Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Sector in July was called off on the second day after the government intervened to set up two interministerial committees to address issues raised by the Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (Nupeng).

Anti union practices at Petrobras Nigeria

22 May, 2013Petrobras has improperly used the redundancy clause of the collective bargaining agreement with Pengassan to terminate all ten workers in its exploration division and is refusing to engage the union to resolve the matter.

Living wages a major demand in Africa

22 October, 2014Campaigns are being developed in several African countries to push for living wages.

IndustriALL’s new issue of Global Worker out now

19 May, 2015IndustriALL’s fifth edition of Global Worker is out now with a fresh new look. The magazine includes a new set of features, interviews and profiles on a range of different topics from a workers’ perspective.

Nigeria: unions stage national protest over labour crisis

31 August, 2016On 23 August 2016, Nigerian unions took part in a national protest against an escalating labour crisis caused by unpaid wages and the killing of workers.

Nupeng issues ultimatum over unfair labour practises

27 June, 2013Nupeng plans to strike on Monday 1 July if government does not respond to their demands to address anti-union and unfair labour practices of multinationals, in particular Shell Petroleum Development Company, Chevron Nigeria Limited and Agip Oil Company.

Nigerian unions welcome minimum wage progress

4 February, 2019A sustained campaign by unions and threat of strike action has succeeded in pushing the Nigerian National Assembly to approve a new national minimum wage of 30,000 Naira (US$83) a month, when it appeared to be stalling.