KPC CEO assures worker rights amid merger plans

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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 18: In a recent high-level meeting, Sheikh Nawaf Saud Al-Nasser Al-Sabah, the esteemed CEO of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC), reiterated his steadfast commitment to upholding the rights of workers within the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company, as reported by the Al-Seyassah daily. During the gathering, Sheikh Nawaf emphasized that the impending merger of two liquefied gas-filling plants with the Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) would not compromise the employment status of any worker.

He assured all concerned parties, particularly Nawaf Fahd Al-Enezi, the head of the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company Workers Union, that safeguarding the rights of employees remains a paramount concern for KPC. Acknowledging the importance of maintaining an open channel of communication with union representatives, Sheikh Nawaf pledged ongoing dialogue to promptly address any emerging issues. He underscored the significance of collaboration and transparency, reaffirming KPC’s commitment to an inclusive approach in decision-making processes. In response, Al-Enezi articulated the pressing need for implementing effective measures such as the TPL ladder and job title activation within the Kuwait Oil Tanker Company.

He emphasized that such initiatives are vital for combating issues like job stagnation and ensuring the continuous professional development of employees. Al-Enezi also stressed the importance of fostering technical expertise, particularly in specialized fields such as liquefied gas-filling factories, to optimize operational efficiency and maintain competitiveness. Meanwhile, against the backdrop of Kuwait’s imminent evaluation of bids for drilling towers, signaling its ambitious plans to expand energy production capabilities, the “BNN” newspaper has hailed the nation’s proactive stance. With a strategic vision aimed at boosting crude oil and gas production by 2040, Kuwait is poised to reinforce its global energy presence and contribute significantly to meeting growing international demand. Amidst recent adjustments in production quotas by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Kuwait’s unwavering commitment to enhancing its production capacity signals a notable shift in the dynamics of the global energy landscape

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