Aqaba port workers demand improved safety measures

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AMMAN — Workers at the Aqaba Company for Ports Operation and Management continued the strike they began the day of the gas leak last Monday, Al-Ghad News reported.اضافة اعلان

The workers are demanding improved labor rights, including public safety measures to be undertaken in the workplace.

Handling traffic has stopped on all berths of the southern port, in addition to shipping traffic and all port operations since the chlorine gas leak which killed 13 people and injured 250 others.

Head of the Port Workers Syndicate, Ahmad Al-Amayreh, said that the strike includes all the workers in the port facilities, such as the berths, warehouses, yards, handling and unloading operations.

He asserted that the strike will continue until the demands are met, primarily is public safety.

Amayreh pointed out that last Monday’s incident was “expected for some time” due to the lack of measures which meet public safety requirements. He stressed that the workers are waiting to meet officials in Aqaba to achieve their demands, in order to end their strike.

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