QUADRENNIAL DELEGATES CONFERENCE (QDC)
This is the highest organ of the union. It comprises members of the National Executive Council (NEC), principal national officers and delegates from all the branches. The Conference is held once in Four (4) years.
NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (NEC)
Next in the hierarchy is the National Executive Council (NEC). It is made u-p of elected officers from the NDC, appointed Principal Officers, Zonal Chairmen, Secretaries and Treasurers. It meets twice in a year or as emergency demands.
CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE (CWC)
Is the third organ in the hierarchy of the Union. It comprises elected officers at the NDC, appointed principal officers and Zonal Chairmen. It meets once in two months or as emergency demands.
NATIONAL ADMINISTRATION COUNCIL (NAC)
This comprises the President, Deputy President, General Secretary, Deputy General Secretary, National Treasurer, Trustee and Auditor. It meets once in every month.
There is a Four (4) Zonal Council Structure namely: Lagos, Warri, Port Harcourt and Kaduna comprising Chairmen, Secretaries and Treasurers of the Branches. Its congress is held once in every Four (4) years. The Council meets once in Three (3) months.
BRANCH EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Branch Executive Committee comprises the Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Treasurer, Financial Secretary, PRO and a minimum of 5 elected members from the Units. They are elected by the members at their Branches Conference, once in every Four (4) years.
These are: President, Deputy President, Four Vice Presidents, General Secretary, Deputy General Secretaries, the National Treasurer, National Auditor, National Trustees, Administrative Heads of Zones, Head of Finance and Accounts, Four Zonal Chairmen, Secretaries and Treasurers.
SOME LIST OF NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBERS FROM INAUGURATION TO 1982
1. J. E. DUBRE President Nigeria Agip Oil Company, Lagos
2. J.I. AKINLAJA Vice President B.P. Nig. Limited (Now A.P.) Lagos
3. P. E. ASUQUO Treasurer Dowel Schlumberger, Port Harcourt
4. S.E.M. OKUTORO Auditor Gulf Oil Co. (Now Chevron)
5. E.T. OKENE Trustee Mcdermott Nig. Ltd., Warri
6. J. A. OLOYE Trustee Unipetrol Nig. Ltd. (Now Oando Plc) Lagos
7. A. AIGBOKAN Trustee Zapata Marine Service, Warri
LIST OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF FROM INAUGURATION TO 1982
Asiyan Effiom Otu – General Secretary
Frank Ovie Kokori – Deputy General Secretary
Chief Taigho Oloko – Assistant General Secretary, Warri Zone
Chief G. O. Amadi – Assistant General Secretary, Port Harcourt
Elijah Okougbo – Joined NUPENG 1979 as Organising Secretary, promoted Assistant General Secretary, 1982
Agbolade Odukoya – Organising Secretary, Ibadan Sub-zonal office
P.S.T. Agbaniko – Organising Secretary, Warri Zone
I. O. Aberare – Organising Secretary, Warri Zone, 1982. In between 1983 and 1986, the composition of the National Executive Council was unstable due to the intra-union crisis that erupted and was blown open in 1984, when in February of that year a Lagos High Court granted an interlocutory injunction against the President of the Union John Enas Dubre on the eve of the Nigeria Labour Congress Delegates Conference at Enugu.
In December 1991, the Union issued an ultimatum to the Federal Government and created Public awareness through a symbolic strike action embarked up-on by the union. This led to a tripartite meeting of the Federal Government represented by the Federal Ministry of Employment, Labour and Productivity, Employers representatives in the Oil and Gas Industry and NUPENG officers. A communiqué was signed on 28th January 1992 on how to resolve the problem.
One of the major gains of the communiqué was the power given to the Union to unionise contract workers in the Oil and Gas Industry. This became the tool for the Union in the organizational drive of Contract Workers in the various companies. It also empowered the Union to negotiate terms and conditions of service for contract workers.
In April, 2001 the National Executive Council issued an ultimatum for a two day symbolic strike action with effect from 28th June, 2001 to protest against the evils of casualisation and other related workers issues. However, before the strike could commence, the Federal Government intervened through the NNPC. One of the agreements reached was to host a casualisation seminar which took place in November 2001. The Seminar came up with a four point resolution which includes unionization of Contract Workers, Conversion to regular employment, equitable remuneration for all staff on similar jobs whether regular or contract work. In spite of the various efforts to decasualize and the Union’s struggles against casualisation on the Employers still devise means to break the various communiqués and resolutions reached at different fora.
QUADRENNIAL DELEGATES CONFERENCE (QDC)