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Clinker handling resumes in Bangladesh

23 October 2020, Published under Cement News

Handling of imported clinker and other raw materials for cement industry resumed at the ports of Chittagong and Mongla, Bangladesh, following the withdrawal of indefinite strike by workers of goods-carrying river vessels on Thursday.  This was announced after the vessel owners assured them of giving food allowance, as they demanded during a meeting with State Minister for Labour and Employment, Begum Monnujan Sufian, at the secretariat on the evening of 22 October.   Around 200,000...

Bangladesh suspends unloading of imported clinker

22 October 2020, Published under Cement News

The unloading of imported clinker and other commodities in Chittagong and Mongla ports in Bangladesh remains suspended due to an indefinite strike called by Water Transport Workers for the last two days. As a result, offloading from 20 foreign vessels laden with 0.91Mt of clinker, one vessel with 55,000t of gypsum and four ships with 224,598t of limestone at Chittagong Port is being delayed. At Mongla Port two ships were laden with clinker, one each with slag and coal cargoes are waiti...

Transporters strike may impact cement industry

09 January 2020, Published under Cement News

The local and export dispatches of cement industry in Pakistan are likely to face challenges due to ongoing protest of United Goods Transporters Alliance in Pakistan, which has entered in its fourth day. The strike would also hamper the supply of raw materials to factories.   As a result, the movement of general cargoes, including export of cement/clinker to and from Karachi Port and Port Qasim in Sindh province of Pakistan, would further slow in coming days, according to an official of tran...

Sit-in at Egypt's National Cement prompts Parliamentary investigation

08 March 2018, Published under Cement News

Egypt's National Cement Company is to be investigated after parliament decided it must resolve the dispute that has seen factory workers start a hunger strike and a sit-in, nearly a week ago, after 75 per cent of their wages were deducted. Work ground to a halt at National Cement company last November and MPs are demanding the real reasons for the government-affiliate's economic problems, when in 2017 it produced about 112 per cent of its set target (5500tpd), according to the development...

Bangladesh: river vessel worker strike affects imports

26 August 2016, Published under Cement News

The import of clinker in Bangladesh has been affected as a result of the indefinite nationwide strike by Bangladesh River Vessel Workers' Federation (BRVWF), who demand a fixed minimum wage, improved compensation in case of accidental death and improved security.  Five vessels carrying around 200,000t of clinker and a ship loaded with limestone have been waiting at outer anchorage of Chittagong Port to offload their cargo through lighter vessels, which are currently part of the strike. Th...

Italcementi workers presents demands

25 April 2016, Published under Cement News

The Italian unions Feneal Uil, Filca Cisl and Cgil Fillea representing Italcementi cement workers, have announced a strike in response to the industrial plan proposed by the government, which may result in 415 dismissals this year and further 250 redundancies in 2017. On 14 April, workers at Italcementi declared their intention to strike, arguing that Heidelbergcement, which is in the process of acquiring the Italian cement manufacturer, had failed to address workers’ concerns. HeidelbergCe...