Ports Personnel Contracts Extended to May after protests

Part-time personnel working for the Ports Company have had their contracts extended to May following a peaceful demonstration in Basra city.

“The procedure came in the light of instructions from the minister of transportation, Eng. Aamer Abduljabbar Ismail…,” a media official from the company, Anmar al-Safi, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

On Thursday, dozens of part-time workers in the company staged a demonstration in front of its headquarters in Basra, protesting at the termination of their services.

The Shiite city of Basra lies 590 km south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

(Aswat Al Iraq)

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