Nigeria: Shell fires 1 800 workers

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Anglo Dutch oil giant Shell has fired 1,800 workers as part of its strategy as part of a cost-cutting effort in response to the increasing wave of attacks and kidnappings, which has reduced its oil production operations in the region. The exercise is to help the company stay afloat. ”I can confirm to you that 1,800 workers were relieved of their jobs in Shell on Tuesday. The workers were fired from all the locations of SPDC (Shell Petroleum Development Corporation) in Warri, Port Harcourt, Lagos and Abuja,” a local newspaper indicated. Those affected included 500 workers with permanent contracts and 1,300 casual workers. This is the second time in six months that Shell sacks workers in Nigeria, after 3,000 workers were laid off in 2008.

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