A three-day strike by oil workers in Kuwait last month over pay reforms shows the government faces considerable opposition as it prepares to push through painful and controversial cuts to longstanding welfare benefits.
Airline passengers travelling through Germany are set for a day of disruption after public sector workers at airports started strikes in a bid to push for higher wages.
Lufthansa, Germany's largest carrier, said it was cancell
Kuwaiti oil and gas workers have ended a three-day strike that had temporarily cut the Opec member's crude production by nearly half, the trade union said in a statement posted on its Twitter account.
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Kuwait's crude oil production was 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) on average despite an open-ended strike by Kuwaiti oil workers, an oil spokesman told state news agency Kuna on Tuesday.
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Kuwait's current refinery production is between 510,000 and 520,000 barrels per day (bpd) on the second day of a strike by Kuwaiti oil workers, an official from state refiner Kuwait National Petroleum Co (KNPC) said on Monday.
Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) said on Sunday it had lowered crude output to 1.1 million barrels per day crude (bpd) under a plan to cope with a strike by oil workers, down from its normal production of about three million bpd.
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Kuwaiti oil workers will go ahead with a strike starting on Sunday, their union head said, rejecting an offer from the state oil company to suspend the implementation of public sector pay reforms.
A Kuwaiti labour union leader said on Wednesday plans for a strike by thousands of workers at state-owned oil, gas and petrochemical companies starting next week were in place, denying reports that negotiations were under way.
About 50 flights from Brussels Airport, which reopened this month after a deadly bomb attack, were cancelled on Wednesday as a strike among air traffic controllers entered a second day.
Brussels Airport, one of Europe's busiest, reo
Thousands of workers at state-owned oil, gas and petrochemical companies in Kuwait will stage a strike from Sunday in protest at a government plan to cut some of their benefits and wages, the president of the oil and gas union said on Monday.