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Kazakhstan's longest strike hits oil revenues

Kazakhstan's longest running industrial dispute has led to the loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in oil revenues.

For more than five months, oil workers in western Kazakhstan have been demanding better pay and conditions.

But state oil company Kazmunaigas has declared the strike illegal, and nearly 2,000 workers have been fired.

The BBC's Central Asia correspondent Rayhan Demytrie met the protestors in the far flung oil town of Zhanaozen.

  • 27 Oct 2011