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Korean trucker strike halts cement production

15 June 2022, Published under Cement News

A strike by truckers in South Korea is causing chaos for the country’s cement plants, according to the Korea JoongAng Daily. The strike by members of Cargo Truckers Solidarity, which began on 7 June, has reduced cement shipments to just 13 per cent of their normal levels. Around half of South Korea’s 2700 bulk cement trucks are driven by union members, leaving plants in danger of closure as inventories build up. Two of the country’s cement plants have already ceased operations due to lack of...


24 April 2019, Published under Cement News

Workers at PPC’s 1Mta grinding plant in Hercules, near Pretoria, South Africa, staged a strike earlier this month over wages. According to news reports, the strike action concerned the company’s refusal to bargain over wage increases. The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is reportedly seeking a wage increase of 12 per cent for all workers, a housing allowance of ZAR1500 (US$104.60) and a transport allowance of ZAR750 for shift workers, backdated to 1 October 2018.

Workers strike at PPC Slurry

18 October 2017, Published under Cement News

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said that its members of PPC Cement's Slurry plant near Mafikeng, South Africa, have embarked on a strike over wages. The NUM said that PPC must close the wage gaps that exist within the company, as it feels that the management is creating the wage gaps instead of closing them. This comes after the NUM gave PPC Cement a notice to strike on Sunday last week and workers commenced with the industrial action on Monday. The NUM demands a 12 per cent wag...

India: trucker workers’ dispute leads to plant stoppages

29 March 2016, Published under Cement News

A dispute between two trucker workers’ unions in Kashmir, India, has led to the four cement plants in the region cutting output, resulting in a loss of production of around 2500tpd. According to reports in Rising Kashmir, plants belonging to TCI MAX Cements, Cemtac Cements, Arco Cements and Itifaq Cements have been forced to cut production because of the dispute. The conflict between Zaffron Truckers Union and its newer rival Al Khudam Tipper-Truckers’ Union has failed to reach a settl...

Ghorahai works halts production

14 January 2015, Published under Cement News

Nepal-based producer Ghorahai Cement Industry (GCI) has halted output at its cement plant in the Dang district as protests by tipper operators disrupt the flow of production. The tippers, which supply raw materials to the cement factory, have remained off the road for nine days, as operators call for a revision in the transportation charge. "We have not been able to produce cement for the past nine days as tipper operators are not supply raw materials to the factory," a GCI official told Re...

UGTA strike impacts Pakistan cement exports, raw material supplies

15 November 2013, Published under Cement News

An indefinite strike by Pakistan’s Goods Transporters Alliance (UGTA), now in its 10th day, is impacting the delivery of cement exports as well as raw material supplies. Export consignments from cement factories to the Karachi and Muhammabd Bin Qasim ports in the Sindh Province have been disrupted due to the non-availability of trucks. Supplies of raw materials to cement factories from the ports also remain suspended. The MV Alam Sayang vessel is waiting at Port Qasim to load cement. M...

Caribbean Cement workers protest over concerns on domestic declines

04 April 2013, Published under Cement News

Union members of the Caribbean Cement Company Ltd (CCCL) have staged a demonstration amid concerns on continued declines in the domestic cement market. The one-hour protest took place outside the company’s plant in Rockfort, Jamaica. President of the National Workers Union (NWU), Vincent Morrison, told the Jamaica Observer that the demonstration was triggered by a number of issues, including the failure of the company to address proposals made by workers to arrest declining revenues. ...

Operations resume at Awarpur plant, India

15 March 2013, Published under Cement News

Operations have resumed at UltraTech’s Awarpur cement plant in the state of Maharashtra following a temporary closure due to strike action. The 3.6Mta has been shut since 14 March 2013 due to worker’s unrest but were restarted yesterday morning. UltraTech said in a filing to the stock exchanges that "operations at the aforesaid unit [Awarpur Cement Works] have since resumed from March 14, 2013." India's largest cement company had said on 1 March that the stoppage would not have a majo...

UltraTech halts Awarpur operations due to action, India

04 March 2013, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has temporarily closed its 3.6Mta Awarpur plant in the state of Maharashtra due to a strike by workers. In a statement to the stock exchanges the company said that “...the operations at the company’s unit viz Awarpur Cement Works, Awarpur, Maharashtra, having a capacity of 3.6Mta has been temporarily shut down on account of stoppage of work by the workers.” KC Birla, chief financial officer (CFO) of UltraTech, told Business Standard that there was reportedly some allege...

Clinker dispatches resume from Chittagong port, Bangladesh

14 January 2013, Published under Cement News

The dispatches of imported raw materials for the cement industry from Chittagong Port of Bangladesh to cement plants resumed on 12 January after the Bangladesh River Transport Workers’ Federation (BRTWF) had called off their strike. Chittagong Port Authority said the clinker unloading activities at Chittagong Port and 16 private jetties of Karnaphuli River resumed on Saturday. According to BRTWF, workers have called off the nationwide strike and returned to work as authorities agreed to ...