KazMunayGaz dismisses protestors at its production unit

Exploration and Development KazMunayGaz announced about development of situation in connection with the protest action in its production unit OzenMunayGaz in Zhanozen Region.

Part of OzenMunayGaz workers are striking. Meanwhile, the number of protestors is reducing.

Loss in production has amounted to roughly 85,000 tons since the very beginning of protest actions. Major reason is that service and repair of wells and field technique became complicated due to absence of part of the special technique. Impact on the company’s annual production directly depends on term of rehabilitation of stable production activities here.

The company thinks that the protesters’ demands are unfounded. It was confirmed by the court decision on May 24, 2011. The protest was illegal. The company began dismissing protestors in accordance with the Labor Code for violation of labor discipline.

Exploration and Development KazMunayGaz stresses its readiness to review the dispute within the procedures provided by the legislation, including through participation of arbitration commission. However, it can be possible only after full cessation of illegal protests and rehabilitation work.

Representatives of OzenMunayGaz Trades Union were informed of that in a meeting with the company’s senior management in Astana on June 13.

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