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Investors Iraq News
12-19-2013, 08:10 PM
Iraq's Oil Workers Walk Off Drilling Rigs and Take to the Streets

Iraqi oil workers are the backbone of the industry that produces most of their country's wealth. And since the US invasion and fall of Saddam Hussein, they've also organized its strongest and most vocal union. They've shut their industry down in the past, successfully challenging Halliburton during the US occupation and forcing it to leave Iraq. To try to stop Iraq's government from signing unfavorable contracts virtually handing over the oil to foreign transnational corporations, they shut off the oil spig

Source: IraqDirectory.com (http://www.iraqdirectory.com/en/2013/12/19/25808/iraqs-oil-workers-walk-off-drilling-rigs-and-take-to-the-streets-.aspx)

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