Minister of Labor and Social Affairs Mohammed Shiaa al-Sudani said on Saturday that 50% of the national workforce in oil companies should be operated and that foreign workers should be covered by social security.
“The Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, during a meeting with the regional director of British oil company BP Zaid al-Yasiri, stressed the need to operate 50% of national manpower in oil companies. During the meeting, the company’s commitments to Iraq and the ministry in Basra And in fulfilling their obligations “.
Al-Sudani called on the company to “not deal with the private recruitment companies because they are not licensed and do not represent any official entity in the employment of the unemployed, but to be in direct contact with the Ministry of Labor and its departments and training centers deployed in Baghdad and the provinces as these centers are undergoing advanced training courses with the same efficiency of the centers Global training at the hands of competent and skilled trainers. ”
He added that “the local factor today has the skills level of the foreign worker and performs the tasks assigned to the correct images and therefore reflected on the economic situation of the country to absorb unemployment among young people and reduce the financial costs.”
Al-Sudani stressed the need for the international oil companies investing in Iraq to implement the law of retirement and social security for workers, directed to form a team of specialists in the ministry to visit the company to see the conditions of local and foreign workers and facilitate the entry of labor inspectors into the company.
For his part, the regional director of the company (BP), the company is ready to comply with all Iraqi laws and implementation of all procedures resulting from the absorption of national labor by 50% and continued cooperation with the Ministry and its contribution to the development of the competencies of Iraqi personnel.