Total cuts staff again
After Total pulled out from Afungi on 2 April and declared force majeure, it cut its workforce in Mozambique to 400. Total said on 11 June that has been cut again to just 200. (Lusa, Zitamar 14 June) The further reduction confirms Total does not expect to return for a long time.
Total had expected to have 6,000 workers on the project implementation site on the Afungi peninsula by now. In a response to written questions at its AGM in May, Total confirmed that, in order to limit the impacts of force majeure, it had terminated 62 contracts related to its gas operations in Mozambique - 45 of which are with companies registered in Mozambique. (JH)