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Call for sustainable wage rises in Kuwait

3 April 2012 Last updated at 16:34 BST

Flights at Kuwait's national airline were grounded last week after workers went on strike calling for better pay and working conditions.

That was despite the government raising public-sector wages by 25% the week before - a move that union leaders said was not generous enough.

It is estimated that around 85% of Kuwait's oil revenues are now spent on salaries.

But is raising wages really sustainable in the long-run?

Howard Johnson reports.