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Port Sudan cargo workers repeat privatisation warning

Osman Tahir, head of the Alternative Workers' Union, again warns about plans to privatize Port Sudan. “He said that the minister's talk about bids for Saudi, French, Philippine, and Emirate companies to operate Port Sudan without disclosing the terms of the contract indicates that the government is seeking to privatize ports. He explained that according to the leaks, the bids submitted were less than one third of the revenues of the southern port of Port Sudan.”

Source: Radio Dabanga

Port Sudan port workers protest privatization plans

Port Sudan port workers protest privatization plans. Osman Tahir, the head of the Alternative Port Workers Union, “reported that about 230 workers who were laid-off from work were allowed to return to their jobs at Sea Ports Corporation, which he said is a result of the growing pressure and protests against the privatization. (…) The demonstration was held by seaports workers themselves who refuse the privatization of the port of Port Sudan. Tahir: ‘Hundreds of workers attended, as well as civil society organizations. It lasted until midnight.’ Speakers at the event stressed that the port's privatization will result in the displacement of many employees.”

Source: allAfrica.com