Oil workers strike in occupied Shabwah

Oil workers strike in occupied Shabwah

A view of the Mellitah Oil and Gas blocked by members of the Berber minority demanding more rights complex, 100 km (60 miles) west of Tripoli November 7, 2013. Mellitah port was seized two weeks ago by a former army officer and 50 other Amazigh, also known as Berbers, in efforts to win more rights for the ethnic Amazigh people and for the central government and parliament - paralysed by infighting - to guarantee their language and culture in Libya's planned constitution. Oil sources say crude exports from Mellitah were halted earlier this month though ENI has disputed the assertion that all flows had been suspended. Amazigh earlier this year briefly shut down the gas pipeline supplying Mellitah. Picture taken November 7, 2013. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ENERGY BUSINESS)

The Workers Union and employees of the oil company in Shabwah province announced on Monday the start of a partial strike from next Wednesday.

A statement issued by the union confirmed the start of a partial strike, starting next Wednesday, with red badges raised for a period of three days, followed by comprehensive and general strike steps on Tuesday, April 29, until all their demands are implemented without discussion or negotiation.

The statement warned of the closure of the company branch as a result of administrative failure without achieving any achievement for the company branch, which is under the control of the authorities loyal to the Saudi-led coalition.

The statement indicated that the current management is unable to advance the company branch except by creating problems between the union and the General Assembly without improving the living conditions of workers and employees, calling for changing the current management of the company branch and appointing contractors according to priority.