Rival unions brawl at Paradip port

Rival unions brawl at Paradip port

Workers from two rival trade unions working at India’s Paradip port exchanged blows yesterday, with at least 12 injured.

The Duck Mazdoor Union and Paradip Port Sramika Sangh have long fought for work at the port. Their simmering rivalry boiled over yesterday while a coal train was being unloaded.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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