Taiz Oil Company employees refuse decree banning strikes
Mohammed Al-Dohaili, head of the Syndicate Committee in the Oil Company and a member of the Coordination Council of the Company, Taiz branch, said the Syndicate refuses the decree that bans strikes in the company because it is illegal, it prevents freedom of demands and it aims to quiet those who demand their rights.
“The majority of the employees in the company demand their rights,” Al-Dohaili said. “They receive low salaries and live in difficult situations.”
Al-Dohaili said the workers will put on red signs in Sept. 1. Then, they will begin a strike for two hours per day, beginning Sept. 4, until their demands are met.
Nabeel Abdulqawi, an employee in the company, said employees have no rights. Abdulqawi said money is taken out of their salary illegally, and money is taken out of their salary if a worker takes leave, though labor laws grant paid leave for employees.
“There is an attempt to cause deterioration in the company and privatize it,” he said. “People think that to be a worker in the oil company means that you are highly paid, but the truth is that we live in bad situation.