Nigerian Oil Union Plans Strike at Exxon Mobil, Chevron Units

  • Union says it wants oil companies to stop cutting jobs
  • Oil unions, companies to hold talks mediated by government

Nigeria’s blue-collar oil union plans a three-day strike at fuel depots run by local units of Chevron Corp. and Exxon Mobil Corp. to protest job cuts, an official said.

The strike will begin on Jan. 11 ahead of talks on the same day between union leaders, oil company executives and the government, Babatunde Oke, a spokesman for the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, or Nupeng, said by phone Monday.

Exxon Mobil and Chevron didn’t immediately respond to e-mails seeking comment.

The country’s oil unions have protested against job cuts by oil companies in recent weeks. Nupeng on Jan. 6 suspended a planned strike at a lubricant plant operated by Total SA’s local unit after reaching agreement with the company.

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