Sacked Mobil workers in Akwa Ibom have demanded for the payment of N11.4 Billion Naira compensation as their terminal benefits.
The affected workers, numbering 1,444 were engaged as service contract staff by MPN and later laid off in 2012 without commensurate entitlements as contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) allegedly entered into by Mobil and the affected workers.
Addressing newsmen in Eket yesterday, spokesman for the group, Mr. Godwin Idim disclosed that, Mobil Producing Nigeria Unlimited has reneged in its contractual agreement with the ex-workers in spite of all entreaties to get the company to honour the deal.
He lamented that, some of their members have died in the cause of the struggle to get MPN on the negotiation table in order to remit the outstanding financial claims.
According to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) dated July 1, 2010 and jointly signed by the former field manager, Human Resources of MPNU, Mr. Seun Oluwole; assistant secretary of NUPENG, Mr. G. A. B. Tasker; chairman, Labour Contract, Mr. Ikohesa O. Ikohesa; chairman, Service Contract, Mr. Aniedi Douglas and witnessed by Mr. Victor Bassey, Mr. Godwin Udokop as well as Jephter Jonathan which was made available to newsmen stated in clause 52 (c) inter alia that;
“Gratuity-1.5 month’s gross salary per year served multiplied by the number of years of service. In addition, the employee shall earn all his or her accrued vacation benefits and any other allowance that may accrue to him or her.”
“Notice pay-One month gross salary in lieu of notice.”
“Ex-gratia-two month’s gross salary, pension and redundancy benefits in addition to end of service benefits shall apply”.