The Union has been involved in the training and education of its cadres. This is to impact Trade union consciousness as well as managerial skills on them. Also prominent in our training programmes is HIV/AIDS pandemics including Health and Safety in the workplace. Foremost is experts’ training in conflict resolution.
In August 1988, the Union had its first major National Industrial Relations seminar organized in conjunction with the Department of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, Faculty of Business Administration, University of Lagos, Nigeria. This was held at the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) Topo, Badagry. Since then, various training have taken place at one time or the other. We have also incorporated Zonal Workshops in the development of Workers human capital.
Between 1998 to date Branches and National officers have received various trainings locally and internationally in South Africa, United States, Great Britain, Italy, Germany, Ghana, etc. These were sponsored by the union, Management in the Oil and Gas Industry and the Ministry of Petroleum Resources.
Education and Training are in the forefront of the Union’s Calendar each year as we continue to solicit for sponsorship both locally and internationally to train our national officers since education serves as a pivot for national development and social mobility. Apart from that, education makes people easy to lead but difficult to manipulate.