10 Jul '13, 11am

Workers protesting work force cuts at US base in Africa

Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of naval operations, and then-commanding officer of Camp Lemonnier Capt. Kevin Bertelsen walk with Billeting Supervisor Carlos Garces on a tour of the camp living quarters last year. The base has been the site of regular protests recently by workers angry over layoffs. U.S. Navy STUTTGART, Germany — Hundreds of workers angry over mass layoff plans are on strike and staging daily protests outside Camp Lemonnier, the strategically placed U.S. military base in Djibouti on the Horn of Africa, officials said Wednesday. In June, the military entered into a $35 million contract with base support services provider KBR, which took over responsibility for operations from a previous contractor. KBR planned to cut its base operation support staff from 1,000 to 600 workers, who conduct a range of activities such as janitorial, laundry and food service w...

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