Solidarity Resolution Of The Retunsee Member Organizations For The Struggling Workers At Kavala Oil
OF THE RETUNSEE MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS
FOR THE STRUGGLING WORKERS AT KAVALA OIL
11η Executive Committee meeting
Kupres, Bosnia I Herzegovina
May 11th 2022
May 2022: Solidarity with the Workers at Kavala Oil
In Greece since April 2021, a continuous crime against the workers of Kavala Oil has been taking place.
For a year now, the workers of Kavala Oil have been in a constant trade union and judicial struggle against
the attacks of Energean Oil & Gas S.A., which was the beneficiary of 100 MEUR -with the guarantee of the
Greek State – then decided to reduce the “labour cost” on the altar of profit!
With the acquiescence and complicity of the Greek Government, it unilaterally imposed a “restructuring”
programme, which affects the safe operation of its facilities and the labour rights of its permanent and
highly skilled workforce with many years of experience!
The Company Energean Oil & Gas S.A., using as a tool the recent anti-labour law which was voted in
Greece, proceeded to mass dismissals of all its personnel, wanting in this way to uproot trade unionism
from the base!
The Presidium of RETUNSEE Network and the Heads of its member organizations, we stand by with the
Pan-Hellenic Energy Federation and the unionized workers of Kavala Oil, calling ENERGEAN OIL & GAS
– TO CALL OFF ALL LAYOFFS
– STOP THE LEGAL DISPUTES WITH THE WORKERS
– TO COMPLY WITH THE RULES FOR THE SAFE OPERATION OF THE INSTALLATIONS
– TO INITIATE A MEANINGFUL DIALOGUE WITH THE WORKERS’ UNION
The Regional Energy Trade Unions Network of South Eastern Europe RETUNSEE expresses its solidarity and
support to the workers of Kavala Oil, who have been struggling for a year for the maintenance of safety
measures in the facilities, for safe working conditions and against mass dismissals and precarization of work.