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Bangladesh: strike disrupts inland clinker transport

11 January 2013, Published under Cement News

An indefinite strike by the Bangladesh River Transport Workers’ Federation has disrupted the transport of imported clinker from Chittagong Port to cement plants through inland rivers. No clinker has been transported since Wednesday due to the strike, a spokesman of Chittagong Port told CemNet News. The offloading of 12 foreign-flag vessels laden with 466,651t of clinker at the port is expected to be affected. Four vessels have seen their offloading of 177,139t of clinker halted mid-operat...

Transport strike impacts Pakistan cement production

11 December 2012, Published under Cement News

A week-long strike by the All Pakistan Goods Transport Owners Association (APGTA) is impacting the production of cement in Pakistan as manufacturers face a shortage of raw material supplies. Concerns are also now mounting that interruptions to production will disrupt the domestic supply chain as well as export deliveries. For the past week, truck owners have stopped picking up coal consignments for factories from the Port of Qasim, near Karachi, as they are striking over the enforcement...

Ship faces detention in Ireland over claims of unpaid wages

14 September 2012, Published under Cement News

A ship carrying cement was facing detention in Drogheda on the east coast of Ireland last night due to an almost €80,000 in alleged unpaid crew wages, according to reports in the Irish Times. The MV Julia’s nine -man crew from Ukraine, Russia and Lithuania had not been paid since May, International Transport Workers Federation co-ordinator for Ireland and Britain Ken Fleming said. The men were owed US$102,700 (€79,110) in unpaid wages, he added. The vessel is owned by Dutch- based compan...

Assuit Cement drivers strike, Egypt

29 August 2012, Published under Cement News

Drivers working at the Assuit Cement factory in Egypt continued striking for a second day on Saturday in protest of penalties imposed on them by the company, according to local press reports. Workers at the company’s transportation department have also joined the strike due to alleged mistreatment by company officials, Ahram online reported. The head of security at the cement factory has reportedly given orders to prevent food and drink from entering the factory to pressure workers to end...

Qatrana Cement workers strike on pay dispute

25 June 2012, Published under Cement News

Qatrana Cement Company, a subsidiary of Arabian Cement Co (ARRCO) was forced to halt cement production as employees at the factory held a strike over a pay dispute and closed an access road leading to the works. According to reports in Construction Week, industrial action lasted for eight day after the ministry of labour interceded to negotiate between workers and factory management. Workers had erected a Bedouin tent across the main gates of the cement plant and demanded an end to ‘lo...