Go-Slow In Harbour: Textile Industry Hit Hard

7 years, 11 months ago - June 26, 2013
The whole economy is in jeopardy, warns President MEXA. Since the go-slow started by port workers, the textile sector is disrupted, including an order of Rs 200 million in the blocked port.

"They must reach a compromise. Otherwise it will be catastrophic for the export-oriented enterprises ... " Since Go-Slow started in the port since Friday, June 21, Hemraj Ramnial, president of the Mauritius Export Association (MEXA) and Managing Director 's Esquel Mauritius Ltd, warned that c 'entire economy is in jeopardy. This movement of the employees of the Cargo Handling Corporation (CHC) is expected to continue until at least mijournée, pending the meeting of the Board scheduled for this morning, Wednesday, June 26.

Meanwhile, the textile industry is hit hard with an order of Rs 200 million in the blocked port, supports Hemraj Ramnial. There would also Rs 100 million of raw materials for the factories in the free zone. Besides approximately Rs 200 million products waiting to be exported. "We, in Esquel, 40,000 dozen shirts to be exported before the end of the week. Clients request the cancellation of orders, " he says.

The Maersk Seletar left PortLouis calors there were still 170 containers landed and fifty others to board. The ship should sail Sunday evening and before the backlog, the management of Maersk Mauritius ordered the captain to proceed to Durban. According Hemraj Ramnial, other ships have left PortLouis under the same conditions. Employees of CHC general meeting Tuesday, June 25, asking the Board to open negotiations with the unions "to appease the anger of the workers" . Failing this, the Commission conciliation and mediation will be asked to hold a secret ballot in favor of the strike.

 

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