Union hails signing of unified Human Resources Policy Manual

Members of the Workers Trade Union of Petroleum and Mining/Courtesy photo

By Morris Dogga

The deal reached between oil companies and the Ministry of Petroleum to implement the unified Human Resources Policy Manual has been hailed by the Workers Trade Union of Petroleum and Mining.

Last week, the Ministry of Petroleum and partners signed the unified policy document, ending years of negotiation to harmonize payment and salary structure.  

The document will now allow oil companies to pay nationals and foreign experts in the same workplace equal pay for equal work.

The unified human resources policy document will be the basis of employment and payment in the oil industry.

Reacting to the move, the Secretary General of the Workers Trade Union of Petroleum and Mining Dr. Ater Yuot Riak said they welcomed the signing of the document.

“The Human Resources Policy is one of the documents that is addressing the welfare of the staff. It has taken so long for the partners to accept the policy. We as the workers trade union, we are very pleased with the statement and we are very happy that the grievances of our staff are now resolved,” he said.

Dr. Ater spoke to the media on Monday after a presentation survey finding on the condition of workers in the oil industry.

The Human Resource Policy calls for the reduction of expenditure on the cost of air tickets, accommodation, visas, and group life insurance for expatriates and seconders.

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