Exports resumption from Basra port following strike's end
Iraq, Economics, 3/25/2005
Normal work was resumed in the Basra oil port after the return back of employees of naval guide in the port to their work ending a strike that resulted in obstructing the exports, according to a naval agent.
The employees started a work strike on Monday in protest of maltreatment by the American forces responsible for protecting the main outlet for the Iraqi oil exports.
The naval agent stressed that the employees returned back to work on late Thursday evening and three oil ships sailed at dawn and other oil ships anchored for loading.
Some 15 workers in Basra observed a work strike and persisted to protest of American soldiers responsible for protecting the port. The observers of the strike called for replacing the American soldiers by Iraqis.
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