Union: Shell Gabon Oil Strike To Spread Through Indus -AFP
Industrial action at Shell's Gamba terminal has halted 60,000 barrels a day of
crude production since the strike began on
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"We won't hesitate to use the only arms we have," a spokesman for the national petroleum workers union, Arnaud Engandji, told AFP.
The union's general secretary, Guy Roger Aurat, added that Shell must acknowledge workers' grievances, or the rest of the oil industry will be asked to come out also in support.
"Over the course of next week, we will launch advance notice of a sector-wide strike," said Aurat, whose body represents some 3,500 of the industry's 5,000 workers in the country.
"The problems at Shell-Gabon are the (same) problems facing everyone," added Aurat.
(END) Dow Jones Newswires