Potential poultry shortage in Bahrain
The Delmon Poultry Company's workers have threatened
to strike indefinitely if their pay demands are not met. This means Bahrain
could face an acute shortage if the strike goes ahead.
Employee Union vice-chairman, Abdul Hadi Mirza said the strike would halt
the slaughter of around 18,000 chickens every day, but would also shut down the
company hatchery and its feed plant, located within the same premises in Hamala.
He added, "We have failed in convincing the management that they should accept
our legitimate demands and we have now no choice but to resort to this legal
Should the employees proceed with striking, the country would be virtually
starved of fresh chicken, since Delmon
supplies nearly 40% of stock to the market every day.
Management officials were unavailable for comment.
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