Tunisia says UK's Petrofac halting work at gas plant

Protests since the start of the year by workers demanding permanent contracts have halted work at Chergui, which accounts for 12 percent of all Tunisian gas productionBritish energy firm Petrofac is halting work at a gas plant in Tunisia due to protests by local workers demanding improved conditions, the government in Tunis said Wednesday. “Petrofac informed the Tunisian government that it has begun the process of leaving, including stopping worker salaries and halting technical procedures” at Chergui, in the country’s southeast, government spokesman Iyed Dahmani told reporters. Contacted by AFP, the head of Petrofac in Tunisia, Imed Derouiche, said he had no immediate comment to make on the report.

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