Kuwait Airways returns to skies following strike action

25th Oct 2011
Kuwait Airways returns to skies following strike action

Employees of national carrier Kuwait Airways have ended their strike after airline capitulated to demands.

Government communications minister, Saleh al-Athaina, confirmed to local media pay increases would be approved within a month.

The Kuwaiti media reported the pay boosts could reach 30 per cent.

Following the decision air traffic in Kuwaiti airspace returned to normal ending a day of delays.

Approximately 4,000 workers at Kuwait Air went on strike earlier on Monday demanding higher wages.

Their demands were prompted by an increase in salaries of oil workers in the oil rich country.

Kuwait is presently seeking investors to buy a USD$280 million stake to privatise the carrier.



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