McDermott Caspian Contractors comes out with some proposals on increase of salaries
The Azerbaijan International Operating Company (AIOC) on behalf of McDermott Caspian Contractors stated that the senior management of McDermott met with a group of workers to consider issues raised by employees of McDermott on 22 November, the AIOC announced on Monday.
As a result of consultations with the representatives of the AIOC and SOCAR, McDermott presented an answer to employees, offering them bonus payment in the amount of a monthly wage for successful completion of the project in the construction of topsides for West Azeri platform. Besides, the company was committed to increase the overtime hours from 5 December, which will result in rise of net wages by 22%. The senior management of the company offers incase of salaries by 12%, starting from 1 January 2006.
The announcement says that as a result of proposals net salary of the employees will increase roughly 35% in total. However, the AIOC asserts that the workers declined the proposal by McDermott Caspian Contractors and ceased operations on Monday evening. The average wage of employees at McDermott comprises $500-600 per month.