Source Pravda.Ru

Chevron Signed A Deal To Stop Women On Strike

US oil giant ChevronTexaco struck a deal with Nigerian women blockading a major oil terminal, persuading them to leave in exchange for jobs and investment in their village, the firm said.

"We are delighted that this crisis has been resolved peacefully through dialogue," Chevron Nigeria's managing director Jay Pryor said in a statement released ten days after women stormed the Escravos export terminal.

A statement from the company said that the women had agreed to leave the terminal and to keep the peace, and that in return the Ugborodo community would be given jobs while money would be invested in its schools and businesses.

But the firm also confirmed that a second, copy-cat protest that broke out on Tuesday more than a week after the first occupation was still ongoing and that negotiations had yet to begin with women from a second community.


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