Former Caltex station operator glued his hand to the floor

A former Caltex station operator urged the senior management of Chevron to settle several of his claims amicably off court

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Former Caltex Station operator, Fadzilah Abdul Hamid glued his hand to the floor during a protest on the mistreatment at Millennium Tower, Kuala Lumpur.PIX: IQBAL BASRI, 21 NOVEMBER 2017

By Mohd Zaini Samsu Hadi

KUALA LUMPUR – A former Caltex station operator urged the senior management of Chevron to settle several of his claims amicably off court.

Fazillah Abdul Hamid, 57, said that the administration of Caltex Malaysia had once again, refused to meet him.

He said that he had received a summon notice from Chevron despite the company had granted a grace period of 30 days earlier for both parties to settle their claims.

“All I wanted was for them to meet us and discuss on this matter. We don’t need to go to court. Why must they take me to the court?

“They knew that I cannot fight them, thus, they dragged me to the court. They should also be paying me in part of the claims,” he said.

Earlier, Fazillah, along with the members of Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) headed to the headquarters of the company in Millenium Towers with the hope of getting an explanation on the matter.

Due to his disappointment of not being entertained, Fazillah took the decision and glued his hand on the lobby of the building with Super Glue.

The crisis between the two parties began when 15 Caltex operators received a 30-day notice on termination where they were required to shut their stations six days after the Aidilfitri celebrations.

According to them, the operators were in the dark on the reasons for their termination and it has caused 200 employees to lose their jobs.

Meanwhile, Fadzillah also claimed that Chevron had listed various terms and conditions for a discussion to take place.

Among which include, Chevron is not legally obliged to provide any reason for the terminations.

The PPIM Special Action Unit Director Yusuf Azmi said, they were disappointed by the actions taken by Chevron against its operators.

Activist of Malaysian Muslim Consumers Association (PPIM) Yusof Azmi (fourth left) with the banner to boycott Caltex during the protest against the company at Millennium Tower, Kuala Lumpur.
PIX: IQBAL BASRI, 21 NOVEMBER 2017

He said, the management team of the company is ‘heartless’ for oppressing their operators.

“They do not have the money to hire attorneys or bring the case to the court. We wish for this to be settled amicably.

“This is rather simple. All they need to do it to pay what they took from these operators. They did not ask for anything else.

“They do not need to bring the matter to the court. This is a huge company and they should not treat people inhumanely,” he said. – MalaysiaGazette

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