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Workers strike at Kuwait airport for better working conditions

Kuwait CITY: Hundreds of workers at Kuwait’s international airport held a one-hour strike on Monday to demand better working conditions, threatening to stage longer walkouts in the coming days.
Ahmed Mohammed al-Kandari, a union representative, said workers were calling for improved treatment and to be compensated for daily exposure to pollution and noise.
Monday’s strike by Kuwaiti staff did not affect flights, officials said. The right to strike is guaranteed for citizens in Kuwait, but such actions remain rare in the Gulf country. Foreign workers do not have the right to strike.
“Airport traffic is very normal,” Sheikh Salman Al-Hamoud Al-Sabah, head of the General Directorate of Civil Aviation, told AFP. “During the one-hour strike, 19 flights were operated as scheduled. There were 5 departures and 14 arrivals,” he said. (AFP)

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