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Business News of Friday, 8 November 2019

Source: www.citibusinessnews.com

Eni moves to resolve workers’ agitation over salaries

Italian oil production company, ENI, says it has reached agreements with local workers of the company who were protesting discrepancies in their salaries compared to peers in other companies.

The issue has led to a series of negotiations between the local union of the General Transport, Petroleum and Chemical Workers’ Union.

The workers had even threatened to embark on a strike to get their concerns addressed.

But a statement from the company said:

“Negotiations between Eni Ghana and the Union representative on a salary structure ended with a satisfactory agreement for both parties. Confidentiality of the negotiation and its outputs, which is in the best interest of both parties, prevents us from disclosing further information.”

According to Eni, it undertakes its activities according to the highest international standards and best practices, in accordance with local laws, within the parameters set out by competent authorities, agencies and local regulatory frameworks.

“Our policies promote the creation of a work environment in which diversities of any nature are enhanced through a Diversity & Inclusion system in which equal opportunities are offered to all, promoting the creation of an inclusive work environment without distinction of race, color, gender, religion, nationality, political opinion, sexual orientation, social status, age or any other condition of the individual not related to the requirements necessary for the execution of the work.

With more than 75 percent of Eni Ghana’s workforce being Ghana, the company said the local employee population is well above the target set by Ghana’s local content regulations (L.I. 2204 regulations 1(c), 18).