The agitation called by the Cochin Port Joint Trade Union Forum has entered its seventh day on Tuesday. International Transport Workers’ Federation former general secretary David Cockroft, who arrived at Kochi, expressed solidarity to the demands put forward by the union.
Cockroft said that the unions all over the world were fighting for the rights of the employees who are being exploited. According to Cochin Port Joint Trade Union Forum convener Thomas Sebastian, the union’s demand to the Port officials is to reduce the Vallarpadom Channel depth from the current 14 meters to 12-and-a-half meters. The Central government should also take immediate steps to save the Kcohi Port which is being shrunk in the name of development.Cochin Port Joint Trade Union Forum chairman P M Muhammed Haneef, convener Thomas Sebastian, General secretary K Damodaran, treasurer Sivaprasad and secretary P B Muthu, Seetha were present.