Workers employed in Gabon by Shell went on strike today amid redundancy concerns, a news report said, citing a letter from a trade union.
Shell confirmed the strike had been called but did not say whether its operations in the West African nation had been affected, Reuters reported.
The company is thought to be in the process of selling its assets in Gabon.
Unions have asked Shell to ensure that all its employees are switched to the payrolls of any buyers, according to the report.
A Shell spokesman told Reuters: “Our local management team in Gabon is engaged in mediation with the Ministry of Labour and the union ONEP relating to impacts on employees from our advanced negotiations with a potential buyer.”