ExxonMobil oil workers strike spread to Chevron, Shell, Agip

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The strike action of oil workers that started ExxonMobil unit in Nigeria has further spread to other international oil companies in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region.

Workers buoyed by the labour union have stopped work at Chevron Corporation, Shell and Italy’s Eni local subsidiary, Agip.

The crux of the strike was the sacking of oil workers at ExxonMobil.

The strike action started last week. PENGASSAN General Secretary Lumumba Okugbara told Reuters that 10,000 members were taking part in the three-day nationwide strike which began on Monday and would continue until Wednesday (tomorrow).

“Production activities are still on and our members on essential duties are working. Only those in administrative duties are not working in the various multi-national oil companies since yesterday,” he said.

Officials of Chevron, Eni and Shell could not immediately comment on the matter before the submission of this report.