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Port unions’ strike called off

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: Port and dock workers have called off the indefinite strike they had planned against corporatisation of major ports after conciliatory talks with the Central Labour Commissioner in Delhi on Friday.

A copy of the minutes of the discussions between Central Labour Commissioner and port unions said that the trade unions called off the strike plan since the government assured to look into issues raised by the unions. A 10-member committee has been constituted to study the issues raised by the unions, said a spokesman, who also claimed that the Union Minister for Ports Nitin Gadkari had assured that privatisation of ports would not be carried out.

Since the government has constituted a mechanism to address the concerns raised by the unions it was decided that the strike would be called off. The federation agreed to call off the strike and assured cooperation with the government and the Indian Ports Association, minutes said. The report was conveyed by general secretary of All India Ports and Dock Workers’ Federation P.M. Mohammed Haneef.

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