By BBC Monitoring
Nearly 80 workers of the local electricity grid in Kazakhstan's western Atyrau Region have gone on strike to demand a pay rise, privately-owned news website KazTAG reported on 5 August.
"Nearly 80 employees of the Zhylyoy district branch of the Atyrau-Zharyk joint stock company's electricity networks refused to go to work and staged a rally instead on 3 August. They demanded that their salaries be doubled and normal working conditions be created [for them]. The rally also continued on 4 August," the report said.
Source: KazTAG news agency, Almaty, in Russian 0315 gmt 5 Aug 22