Aqaba port strike disrupts operations
The Port of Aqaba in southern Jordan temporarily slowed this weekend following confrontations between workers and security forces, the Jordan Times reports. Members of the Jordan Ports Corporation (JPC) organized a sit-in protest to demonstrate against what they called “unfair decisions by management that violated [their] financial rights.”
Employee representatives said the protests left three injured workers, several dozens arrested and resulted in the complete shut down of the port. Chief Commissioner of Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) Hosni Abu Gheida, however, denied the port had shut down.
According to the Jordan Times, all arrested employees have since been released.
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