APM Terminals Gothenburg Plans Partial Lockout

Terminal operator APM Terminals Gothenburg has announced a partial lockout at their container terminal, according to a report in the Journal of Commerce.

The lockout will run from May 19 till June 30. During this period, the lockout will occur on weekdays between 16:00 and 7:00.

Consequently, port employees working the evening shift will be excluded from the workplace from 16:00 and not receive any salaries for their work, the union informed.

The lockout is in response to the planned industrial action by members of the Swedish Dockworkers Union (SDU). The measure is intended to protect operations at the terminal from the most recent threats of industrial action against the company by the SDU, the terminal operator said.

As explained by the APM Terminals, last week SDU cancelled their planned strikes and overtime blockade to sit down in a meeting with APM Terminals together with Jordi Aragunde president of IDC. However, the meeting did not result in any kind of agreement.

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