Angola: Oil companies obliged to employ Angolan workers

5 January 2009

Luanda, Angola, 5 Jan – The Angolan government has ruled that all oil companies working in Angola are obliged, as of now, to employ Angolan citizens at all corporate levels, according to a report from news agency Angop.

The legislation outlining the new recruitment, integration and training regime for oil industry staff, also opens up the possibility of contracting staff from abroad if the Angolan market cannot provide specialised workers.

The law establishes, however, that recruiting foreigners can only be allowed with the authorisation of the Oil Ministry.

The legislation also outlines that Angolan and foreign workers who have the same responsibilities and are employed on the same level should have the same salaries, social benefits and working conditions.

Oil companies working in Angola must now present a report to the Oil Ministry on all the foreign workers they employ, their roles, salaries and other benefits. (macauhub)