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Call for sustainable wage rises in Kuwait

Flights at Kuwait's national airline were grounded last week after workers went on strike calling for better pay and working conditions.

That was despite the government raising public-sector wages by 25% the week before - a move that union leaders said was not generous enough.

It is estimated that around 85% of Kuwait's oil revenues are now spent on salaries.

But is raising wages really sustainable in the long-run?

Howard Johnson reports.

  • 03 Apr 2012
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