Oil and Gas workers strike in Kuwait

Over the weekend Kuwaiti oil and gas industry workers began a strike on over public sector pay reforms which they fear would reduce salaries and diminish other benefits.

Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC), a subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC) and one of five state-owned companies affected, has said there is a contingency strategy to ensure production and exports will not be hurt.

Kuwait's oil exports have not been affected by the strike, oil sector spokesman Sheikh Talal al-Khaled al-Sabah said in a statement on state-news agency KUNA, which did not involve non-Kuwaiti workers in the industry.

The union has not said how long the strike, involving thousands of workers at state-owned oil, gas and petrochemical companies, will last.

Source: Arabian Business

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