The Central Executive and General Council of the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union in a media release
this morning, announced the retirement of General Secretary, Comrade David Abdulah effective April 2nd, 2016.
Comrade Abdulah’s retirement is part of the Union’s succession planning process, one step of which was
initiated at the start of the current three year term of Executive Officers.
Although there is no specified retirement age for the full time Executive Officers of the Union, Comrade
Abdulah is of the view that his decision to retire at this time is a strategic one and has been taken after
considerable thought and discussions over some period of time with colleagues.
The General Council at its Statutory Meeting on March 23, 2016, expressed their gratitude to Comrade
Abdulah for his 39 years unbroken service to the Union.
In accordance with the Union’s rules the General Council unanimously appointed Comrade Richard Lee,
Executive Trustee, to the position of General Secretary.