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Kazakh oil workers strike against three leading oil companies for better pay and increased unionization activities, 2011

Time period
May, 2011 to December, 2011
Total points
4 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Meghan Kelly, 01/11/2015

Oil is a central feature of the economy in Kazakhstan, the largest country in Central Asia. In 2010, Kazakhstan was among the top 20 global oil producers, with the oil sector comprising over 11% of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP). Three of the most prominent oil companies in the country included (1) Ersai Caspian Contractor LLC, an oil service contractor, (2) KarazhanbasMunai JSC and (3) OzenMunaiGas, both owned by the parent company KazMunaiGas Exploration Production (KMG EP).