UK's Petrofac to resume gas plant work after labour dispute: Tunis

Protests since the start of the year by workers demanding permanent contracts had halted work at Chergui, which accounts for 12 percent of all Tunisian gas productionTunisia announced Friday that British energy firm Petrofac is to resume operations at a gas plant in the country after a labour dispute was resolved that had halted work for months. “We have signed an accord with Petrofac… following negotiations that lasted until three in the morning,” Social Affairs Minister Mohamed Trabelsi told AFP. In a brief statement sent to AFP, Petrofac said only that it was keen to resume its normal activities in Tunisia.

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