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Schlumberger workers in Ghana staged a demonstration at the premises of the company claiming discrimination against Ghanaian workers by the expatriates.

The protest was located at the company facility at Apremdo, near Takoradi in the Western Region.

Ghanian workers said their low pay caused the expats to look down on them.

The protesting workers would not allow expatriate workers to enter the facility.

“We will not allow any foreigner cheat us this way; we will continue to be here, sleep here to ensure that no expatriate sets foot here,” said one worker to a local newspaper.

Secretary to the Local Union Chrispline Awuah Baffuor said there had been no significant salary increment for the local oil workers since 2010.

Baffuor also alleged that only expats were eligible for the company’s bonus scheme for offshore workers.