Union halts Halliburton’s Nigerian operations
LAGOS, May 27, 2015 – Nigeria’s main labour union is on strike after US oilfield services provider Halliburton sacked 46 of its local employees. The Lagos chairman of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, Tokunbo Korodo, told Reuters on Tuesday that the company was not following due process.
These job cuts are part of Halliburton’s decision to implement major lay-offs due to the downturn in oil prices. The company, which provides services to Shell and Chevron in Africa, announced in April that it had planned a company-wide cut of 9,000 jobs.
“Halliburton is in conversations with the union to resolve the pending issues. We will continue to monitor the business environment and will make additional adjustments…as needed,” a Halliburton spokesperson said via email. There was no mention about which jobs had been cut.