Parliamentary: The salary of a foreign worker in the oil fields is equivalent to the salaries of 246 Iraqi employees
Shafaq News/ Today, Saturday, Representative Alia Nassif demanded the Prime Minister and Oil Minister to open an investigation into foreign workers working in the Al-Gharraf oil field receiving salaries that are much higher than the salary of the Iraqi worker, in violation of government laws and instructions.
And she said in a statement today, received by Shafak News Agency, that "based on what was stated in the semi-annual report of the Board of Supreme Audit for the year 2021, the Malaysian Petronas company, which operates the Al-Gharf oil field, pays foreign workers monthly salaries of up to 85,000 dollars per worker, i.e. what is It is equivalent to 123 million dinars, and this amount is equivalent to the salaries of 246 Iraqi employees or 123 Iraqi engineers.”
Nassif indicated that "these astronomical salaries for foreign workers are not only a waste of public money, but rather a loss of the rights of the Iraqi worker and engineer deprived of such opportunities because the Iraqi side during the contract did not oblige the foreign company to employ Iraqi workers and engineers and not control the salaries of foreign workers and make them commensurate with the salaries of workers in The government sector in accordance with Iraqi law.
Nassif stressed "the necessity for the Prime Minister and Minister of Oil to activate the paragraph in the government curriculum, which states (a review of previous contracts that involve waste of public money)."
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