Strike by loading workers: Tea movement hit in Kochi auctions

Tea movement from the warehouses in Willingdon Island for local as well as export delivery post the auctions has been hit in view of the strike by a section of trade unions in Cochin Port Trust, demanding wage revision.

Sources in the Tea Buyers Association of Cochin told BusinessLine that around six lakh kg of auctioned brew was lying idle in the warehouses for the last three days due to the ongoing strike and many shippers are not in a position to dispatch their cargo to meet their export commitments, especially in the fag- end of the financial year.