Highlights Companies halt plans to fire workers Unions, producers to sit down for further talks Agreement comes as government seeks to improve investment conditions Buenos Aires — An oil union in Neuquen, Argentina’s biggest oil and natural gas basin, called off a threat to go on strike after companies vowed to not fire some 700 workers, a union leader said Thursday, easing concerns about the impact on oil and gas production. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now “We have reached an agreement to halt all of the layoffs,” Guillermo Pereyra, secretary general of the Union of Private Oil and Gas Workers in Rio Negro, Neuquen and La Pampa, said on Radio 10. Last week, Pereyra had threatened to call a strike if even one worker was fired, which would have hobbled a basin that produces 47% of the country’s 514,000 b/d of crude […]