Another Strike at APM Terminals Gothenburg

Another 24-hour strike hit the Port of Gothenburg, starting at 4 pm CET on May 17th, according to a press release from APM Terminals.  The press release also noted that talks between the terminal company and labor union Svenska Hamnarbetarförbundet have collapsed.

The workers’ union has raised “various issues of various managerial ways, in which the union is not satisfied with the employer’s procedures”, concerning salaries, safety, the working environment and other issues, according to an earlier statement from APMT.

The terminal operator is undertaking improvement work at the site to improve the way the facility is managed. APMT wants any agreement struck with the union to “maintain agreed service levels and delivery undertakings” for its customers.

An overtime ban came into effect at 0700hrs today for Hamn4an and will continue for eight hours after the strike ended on Wednesday afternoon.

A future 24-hour strike is scheduled for May 24th at 4 pm CET.   Board member of Svenska Hamnarbetarförbundet Erik Helgeson declines to speculate about whether this strike will also happen as planned.”I hope it won’t be necessary to through with it, but I’s impossible for me to speculate on this today.”

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