Monday, April 25, 2011

Two Kuwaitis Got Fired!

I thought this was an impossibility? Seems two Kuwaitis were fired from EQUATE and some MPs are gagging at the bit to get back to naming and blaming Ministers, specifically the Minister of Oil,  for the absence of guarantees that protect Kuwaiti employees in the private sector.

1) If there's no cabinet, there's no government surely there are no MPs?
2) What's so wrong with firing an employee? It instills better work ethics in others.
3) If EQUATE Petrochemical Company is a private company then doesn't this matter lie with the Minister of Labour?

Not that I'm an expert in naming and blaming - seems a big waste of time to me.

EQUATE Petrochemical Company is Kuwait’s first international joint venture in the petrochemical sector.

Established in 1995 and started production in 1997.
EQUATE’s shareholders are:
Kuwait’s state-owned Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) with 42.5%
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) with 42.5%
Boubyan Petrochemical Company (BPC) with 9%
Qurain Petrochemical Industries Company with 6%
Kuwait’s 1st manufacturer of Ethylene, Polyethylene and Ethylene Glycol.

Launched Gulf’s 1st CO2 Emission Reduction Project.
Launched the Middle East’s 1st Plant Water Recycle Project.
Initiated a world-class Sulphur Recovery Unit (SRU) to convert Sulphur Dioxide (SO2) into Molten Sulphur.
Founder of Kuwait’s 1st and only Fugitive Emissions Reduction program.
Kuwait’s 1st company to implement Six Sigma principles.
Manpower consisting of over 55% Kuwaitis.
Grouping employees from over 25 countries.
Leading petrochemical supplier in Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe.
Owner of Kuwait’s only industrial hygiene lab.
Contributing with over 80% of Kuwait’s exports from non-oil sources.
Owner and Single Operator of Greater EQUATE plants producing a total of over 5 million metric tons annually (MTA) of:
Ethylene: 1.8 Million MTA
Polyethylene (PE): 825,000 MTA
Ethylene Glycol (EG): 1.2 Million MTA
Paraxylene (PX): 829,000 MTA
Styrene Monomer (SM): 450,000 MTA
Polypropylene (PP): 120,000 MTA
Benzene( BZ): 393,000 MTA

EQUATE is one of the founding members of Gulf Petrochemicals & Chemicals Association (GPCA).

In recognition of its sustainability achievements, EQUATE has earned several prestigious honors, including His Highness the Amir Award for the Best Plant in Kuwait ; the Gold Award in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) for Gulf private sector companies; the Award for Best Gulf Company in Recruiting Nationals; as well as Kuwait’s CSR Award in the Industrial and Oil Sector. In addition, EQUATE has received the Highly Commended Best Community Program Award during the First Middle East CSR Award Summit.

LWDLIK- Hmmm.. Are there not way more important matters to be dealt with? Although I would like to see a precedent or change in the law that says no particular nationality is to be fired. It's silly and counter-productive. I would never go to work if I thought I'd never get fired.

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