Workers at ExxonMobil went on strike this week to protest against the sacking of 150 staff in December. Nigerian labour unions have held a number of similar strikes in the past few months.
The Chairman, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN), Rivers State, Chika Onuegbu said “There are arrangements for both parties to meet early next week with the federal government.”
He added, however, that they will carry on with the strike action.
A spokesman for Exxon Mobil declined to comment on the possibility of a meeting with the government, adding that the strike had “no impacts” on oil production.
“We respect the rights of our workforce and will continue to engage with them to resolve this situation, but remain committed to the safety of our personnel and security of our facilities,” he said.