Fifty workers arranged a sit-in in front of Weatherford’s headquarter in Cairo following what the workers deemed as unjustified termination of their contracts. Weatherford attributed the layoffs to  increased costs and lack of business, reported Watan News.

Mohamed El Gebally, one of the laid-off workers, said that the workers will continue in their protest until Weatherford revokes its termination decision. He called on the Ministry of Petroleum to intervene and force Weatherford to carry out a court order reinstating some of the employees in question.

El-Gebally mentioned that the terminated workforce serviced several significant oil fields including Zohr, Abou Redis, Abu Madi, and Port Said.