27 May 2015, News Wires – A nationwide strike over job cuts has been called off at services giant Halliburton’s operations in Nigeria, according to a report.
A spokesman for the Natural Gas Association of Nigeria told Reuters on Wednesday that the strike was now over after a dispute involving job cuts led to a 24-hour halt on production.
Local Nigerian staff at Halliburton closed operations on Tuesday, saying they opposed the company’s decision to lay off 46 local employees.
Earlier in the year, Halliburton said it expected to cut more than 6000 jobs from its operations around the world as a result of low oil prices.
Meanwhile, one of the Nigeria Agip Oil facilities – a subsidiary of Italy’s Eni – shut down production on Tuesday evening following a dispute with a local community group.
The dispute reportedly involves the lack of jobs in the area for locals.