Workers strike affects port activities in Paradip

Bhubaneswar, Jan 17 : Cargo handling activities have been affected at Paradip Port as employees of different stevedore companies started an agitation on Wednesday.

The protesting employees said they would only work for eight hours instead of 12 hours.

"We are being asked to work for 12 to 16 hours on a day.

We could not give time to our families and other works. We want to work for eight hours as per the norms," an agitating worker told media persons at Paradip.

Loaders, operators and helpers of various stevedore companies have joined the strike.

They staged a dharna at the Gate-3 of the port.

An official of the Paradip Port Trust confirmed that cargo handling activities have been affected following the strike.



Source: IANS