Yemen: DNO must pay its workers

In partnership with IndustriALL Global Union representing 50 million workers in 140 countries in the mining, energy and manufacturing sectors and its Norwegian affiliate Industri Energi representing collective interests of 60,000 members in metallurgical, chemical, wood, oil and gas based industries and activities onshore and offshore, as well as allied industries.

The Norwegian based oil company DNO has not paid its 175 workers in Yemen for 18 months. The company stopped its operations after the war broke out in Yemen in summer 2015 and terminated its employees via a simple SMS or email, showing neither respect to its workers who toiled for the company for over 10 years, nor to the local legislation obliging the company to follow a handover process and redundancy procedures upon its withdrawal. So in time of hardships workers faced a double trouble: war in the country and no further income for their families.

Even earlier the company used to pay the lowest wages in Yemen compared to other oil companies operating in the country. Back in 2013 and 2014 workers organised a number of wage related strikes. Management responded with a written threat to dismiss all striking workers in violation of workers' legal rights to strike in Yemen.

Give your support to 175 Yemeni workers and their families by signing and sending the letter to DNO Executive Chairman Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani.


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