The syndicate committee of Canadian Nexen Petroleum plans for a partial strike starting from Sunday 24th, 2011.
The strike was based on the demands of staff for more workers’ rights, both in the field and the headquarter in Sana’a which they say totally ignored by the head management of Canadian Nexen Petroleum Yemen (CNPY).
Citing “Yemen’s labor laws on the oil sector and our belied in the ownership of the resources for Yemen” the representatives of the syndicate committee said their strike will continue and they will upgrade the strike by holding up red signs for three days for three hours a day in front of Sana’a’s Nexen headquarters, ending by the 26th of April.
In case they get no positive response, organizers promise to upgrade their movement by a period of seven days, six hours a day. The negotiations will continue in order to solve the matter amicably, or else it will turn into a full strike throughout the different departments of CNPY Company, organizers promised.
The partial strike plan will consist take into consideration the exception of Central Production Unit, security management and facilities protection, health, safety department, food and beverages, production department, and power generation by providing the minimum possible staff and engineers. The production team will stay at minimum along with the maintenance and drilling staff, who will not take part in the full strike.
Strike organizers plan to keep low-level managerial work operating on a reduced level.