Norwegian oil and gas company DNO has had to put a stop to all production activities at two of its blocks in central Yemen, as services staff went on strike to protest what they said was the company’s failure to fulfil its obligations to its employees.

This comes just one week after Yemen’s Trade Union Committee (YTUC) for DNO workers sounded a warning via the local press that all workers would suspend activities if it felt the company failed to acknowledge “the seriousness of the situation.” After what was presumably an unsatisfactory response from the company, the union took industrial action on 22 June, leading to complete work stoppages at both sites. (CONTINUED - 467 WORDS)