22 March 2004 15:33 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (CNI)--Fertiliser production at the Mishor Rotem and Zafir sites of Israel Chemicals Ltd (ICL) has resumed after striking employees returned to work, the company confirmed to CNI on Monday.
Output was halted on 10 March over a pay dispute with production staff. Workers were effectively locked out after they had prevented the delivery of raw materials and the shipment of finished products, according to ICL. Production subsequently resumed on 18 March, the company added.
ICL general counsel Aner Berger said staff are now back at work and discussions over a pay deal are proceeding. He declined to comment on the details of these discussions.
No-one from the company was immediately available to comment on whether production was back to pre-stoppage levels or estimated the impact of the outage on customers.
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