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Kochi Port trailer workers resume stir

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KOCHI, June 9

UNABLE to find a mutually acceptable solution to the turn system for container trailers in the port, the trailer workers at Kochi Port re-started their agitation on Monday.

The workers had resorted to a 4-day strike last month in view of the alleged violation of turn system by the Cochin Container Carrier Owners Welfare Association. However, following the intervention of the Port Chairman, the strike was withdrawn. The Chairman had suggested to both the parties to come out with a mutually accepted formula to resolve the issue of turn system.

As both the parties such as Owners Welfare Association and Cochin Customs House Agents Association (CHA) could not come out with a formula, no negotiations could be held so far. Hence the workers re-commenced their agitation today hampering the movement of containers to and from the port.

The trailer workers had already served the strike notice to all the parties on Friday itself and had threatened to go on an indefinite strike from Monday.

When contacted, the Traffic Manager, Mr H.C. Venkatesh, said the strike did not have the backing of the major trade unions and it was resorted to by a limited section of trailer workers in the port. These workers had even threatened other trailer workers to desist from plying vehicles.

If the situation continues, he said the port would definitely seek police intervention in the matter.

He pointed out that the port had implemented certain guidelines for trailers during discussions last month. These included sending back those trailers operated by CHA in Willingdon Island bearing Tamil Nadu registrations and stoppage of interchange adjustment of trailers adopted by CHA and directed them to follow the turn system etc.

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