Panel to study unions’ demands for two weeks

KUWAIT: While discussions continued with representatives of workers in the oil sector with the tri-party committee formed by the Cabinet entrusted to study the benefits of those workers until the late hours of Monday, official oil sources said that it was decided to freeze the initiatives of rationalization in the oil sector for two weeks and form a neutral legal committee to discuss the merits of the dispute between oil unions and Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC).

President of Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) workers’ union Salah Al-Marzouq said the committee includes the head of the fatwa and legislation department, council of ministers’ secretary general and supervision from the office of His Highness the Prime Minister.

He said it was agreed not to deduct the strike days’ salaries from workers, adding that all agreements and verdicts in favor of workers are not subject to discussion because they are binding rights. He said the benefits were not given by court rulings, and that is why they are being negotiated. — Al-Anbaa

This article was published on 27/04/2016