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Hays study finds 379.5 per cent disparity between pay of Ghanaian oil workers and expatriats

'Ghanaian oil workers 400 percent worst off', 21 Nov 2014: Ghanaian local oil workers were the least paid in the world only second to their Sudanese counterparts...according to...research conducted by Hays, the global oil and gas recruitment experts...Hays...says a 379.5 per cent disparity pertained in Ghana...[which] had the highest salary disparity in the world...[which] often triggered...conflict between employers and employees...Last month...about 40...employees of the Mitsui Ocean Development and Engineering Company Limited...[went on] strike...to protest poor conditions under which they work...20 of them were sacked by MODEC...for refusing to sign an undertaking note...[T]he company has...threatened to sack more if they continue with the strike action which...[it] described as illegal claiming they were not given prior notice...The grievance of the striking workers has been that they receive...an average of US$780 to US$940 a month while their expatriate counterparts took an average of about US$5000 to US$10,000 - an average salary difference of about 750 per cent...