Port workers gathered in front of the Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) building this morning to protest the work stoppage caused by technical problems.
According to an unnamed worker who spoke to Sun Online, only five containers were brought to the unloading area by 8am this morning. “MPL has been doing this for some time now,” Sun was told.
Speaking to Minivan News, an official from MPL stated that 130 containers were listed to be cleared today and that the containers were not brought to the unloading area at the normal pace due to technical problems that occurred with transport equipment and vehicles.
Efforts are underway to repair the technical problems and port workers have already returned to work after brief discussions between MPL management and the workers, the official stated.
Minivan News was unable to obtain a comment from the Maldives Port Workers Union.