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Karak water workers demand better salaries
By Petra - Dec 31,2012 - Last updated at Dec 31,2012
KARAK — Workers at the Karak water department halted work on Monday because the water ministry had not met their demands for better salaries and fringe benefits.
Because of the work stoppage, water pumping to parts of Karak was halted. Workers gathered in front of the main pumping station in Ghweir in east Karak to get their message across.
The workers complained that their salaries and work conditions were not satisfactory.
The department’s director, Nayef Dmour, said the workers demands were legitimate and called on the ministry to meet them and to work to ensure sustainable water provision to citizens.
Industry and Trade Directorate employees in the Tafileh, Karak and Irbid governorates and workers at affiliated fodder distribution centres went on strike on Monday, demanding better salaries and fringe benefits.
Wells and water stations in Karak Governorate resumed pumping at full capacity by Wednesday after power cuts and malfunctions disrupted water distribution, according to officials.
An ongoing strike by Ministry of Water and Irrigation employees is affecting the water supply to several households across the country, a government official said on Tuesday.
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