Azerbaijan: An Illusion (9 of 12)

11 more in collection THE ILLUSION OF AZERBAIJAN

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According to the oil workers in the photograph the regular oil worker here earns 450 dollars a month. They have to take care of food and gloves out of their own pocket.

They work 12 hours a day. 8 am till 8 pm with one-hour lunch break.
They used to have unlimited contracts but now they are on 6 months contracts. In reality they can fire them when they want.
The vast oil and gas reserves produce a large income but according to Max Tucker, Amnesty International expert on Azerbaijan the surplus from this industry mostly does not benefit the general public.

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