Strikes spreading over KRG salary delays

Public-sector employees are losing patience with a government hobbled by a financial crisis and internal political squabbling over the presidency.
Civil servants in Erbil protest delayed salary payments on Oct. 5, 2015. (RAWAZ TAHIR/Iraq Oil Report)

SULAIMANIYA - Public-sector workers have gone on strike across Sulaimaniya province in the last three days, protesting long delays in salary payments that have resulted from the Kurdistan region's financial crisis.

Many hundreds of government employees have left their posts and taken to the streets to picket in Sulaimaniya city and surrounding areas, including Halabja, Said Sadq, Darbandikhan, Penjwin, Ranya, Chamchamal, and Kalar.

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