Customs workers in Kuwait are striking for the second time since October, disrupting operations at ports, border crossings and the airport, a customs union official said.
About 3,600 employees stopped work earlier today and “won’t step down until the prime minister himself intervenes to meet our demands,” Fahaad Al-Ajmi, a union board member, said by phone from the northwestern Salmi border point. The action is over pay and benefits.
Kuwait is the fourth-largest producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and pumped 2.67 million barrels a day in February, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Customs officials went on strike for two days in October.
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