Radio Dabanga (Hilversum)

10 January 2014

Sudan: Adila Oil Company Disrupted By Strike, East Darfur

Adilla — The work of an oil company working in the field of oil exploration in Adila locality in East Darfur has been disrupted because its employees started an open-ended strike in protest of their work contracts.

Fateh Abu Sharia, secretary of the Staff Committee told Radio Dabanga that they had stopped working since the first day of January until Friday. "The company insisted to treat the staff as daily labourers, while the staff demands to be treated in accordance with the Sudanese Labour Law, and be given a fixed contract." The number of employees at the company about 200 workers.

Meanwhile, the owners of farmland where the oil company works, rejected a compensation offered per square kilometre. The land owners insisted on a compensation per tree.

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