Oil worker strike hits Kuwait

kuwaitcity_21 May 2013, News Wires – A large number of oil services company workers have embarked on strike in Kuwait but production remains allegedly unchanged.

Around 80% of workers at state-run Oil Sector Services, OSSO, began striking on Sunday in an effort to secure higher wages, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

The company provides security and other services to the industry in the country and is owned by Kuwait Petroleum Corporation.

Many of the OSSO workers have been congregating in a union office instead of going to work, Reuters said, citing union official Saad al-Sebayie.

About the Author