CONFLICTS BETWEEN OIL COMPANIES AND THEIR EMPLOYEES ARE BEFORE THE GABONESE COURTS! LES CONFLITS ENTRE COMPAGNIES PÉTROLIERES ET LEURS SALARIÉS, SONT DEVANT LES TRIBUNAUX GABONAIS!
English version In Gabon, several oil companies have either closed or significantly reduced their activities in 2020. Many of them are bogged down in conflicts with their former employees; before the Gabonese courts. The company Global Sourcing And Supply (GSS), which was dissolved at the end of October 2017, and was to close its liquidation within the three-year period provided for by the Ohada law (Organization for the Harmonization in Africa of Business Law), i.e. by 2020, faces ongoing legal proceedings before the court of Port-Gentil. Indeed, its 400 ex-employees would contest the conditions of their dismissal. They are asking for more adequate severance pay. Likewise, the American company Exterran, which laid off its employees in early 2015, is still working with the court to try to evade payment of the unpaid liabilities claimed by 67 of its former employees. A liability of CFAF 1 billion in total. Despite the findings of the Ministry of Labor, whose insp