The labour dispute between the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) and the oil service firms has worsened despite efforts by Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria (PETAN) to find solutions to the picketing of oil firms over their alleged refusal to allow workers to unionise. THISDAY gathered that PETAN, which met in Lagos over a spate of widespread picketing on the group’s members are exploring other options to resolve the dispute. Chairman of PETAN, Mr. Bank-Anthony Okoroafor said with the worsening economic situation in the industry, picketing could be fatal on these indigenous companies “It is difficult times for the oil firms, not just the service firms but also oil firms that are facing the headwinds in the oil market. Some of them are finding it difficult to pay for jobs delivered by service firms. So, they owe us. We don’t go to war with […]