On July 15th 2016, the Baker Hughes Top Management locked out all employees of the company who joined the Union attached to the Nigerian Oil sector PENGASSAN. They claimed that the appointments of all staffs have been terminated because the positions they hold had become ‘Redundant’.
Ever since the said date till today the 14th of December, the company dumped all the workers and have refused to pay their allowances even after the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, intervened.
The company dragged the workers to Ikoyi High court to stop them from Picketing and Protesting but Baker Hughes lost the case. See the Emails exchanged by the staffs to ensure that Unionized staffs are sacked:
Correspondents gathered what a protesting worker of the company had to say ‘The Judge said the case lacks merit and he is not convinced he should give the injunction. Case closed till Feb 1. Today was set aside for hearing at Ikoyi court. Baker management took union to court looking for injunction to stop picketing. There is victory for us!
See photos of the Protesters jubilating after the courts ruling today: