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Vanguard (Nigeria): 540 Shell staff to lose jobs

Written by Emma Arubi    
Wednesday, 23 January 2008 

OVER five  hundred and forty staff of Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC has been penciled to lose their jobs before the end of February even as  management has indicated that more would still be eased out as the process of right sizing  continues.

Addressing the Union leaders about the reduction of staff strength in the oil company last Thursday, management disclosed that in the new organogram of the company, these 540 staff have “no slot” and they are yet to find places for them.

Anxiety now pervades everywhere as those to be affected by the job cut has not been named just as the exercise cut across all categories in the employment of SPDC, authoritative sources told Vanguard on condition of anonymity.

Union leaders are yet to respond to the unfolding event as they were alleged to have advised management to be properly guided in executing their mandate without any element of bias and oppressive tendencies. and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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