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Port row holds up unloading at Haldia dock

Cleaners stopped by a new contractor’s firm of Trinamul-backed workers, seeking their men be hired
The manganese-bearing vessel docked at Haldia
The manganese-bearing vessel docked at Haldia

Anshuman Phadikar   |   Tamluk(EastMidnapore)   |   Published 14.11.22, 03:28 AM

Workers backed by Trinamul union INTTUC at Haldia dock complex allegedly blocked work on Saturday after a row over which agency should handle a manganese-bearing vessel.

The CISF was called in on Sunday, said a port official, but the unloading of South African vessel M.V. Agri Warrior is still held up. IRC Natural Resources Pvt Ltd had to unload a 30,000- tonne consignment and workers hired by MK Shipping & Chartering Co. were to clean inside and below the ship.

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But the cleaners were stopped by a new contractor’s firm of Trinamul-backed workers, seeking their men be hired.

INTTUC district chief Shivnath Sarkar said it had nothing to do with politics and workers were fighting for livelihood.



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