European Ports Face Two-Hour Dock Strike on June 29th to Support Spanish Dockworkers

The International Dockworkers Council (IDC) has called for a two-hour walkout across European ports next week to support the Spanish  striking longshoremen, reports the Journal of Commerce.

The Barcelona-based IDC has called on dockers to walk off the job from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on June 29 . “This stoppage has been called for two main reasons: to support the struggle of Spanish dockworkers in their conflict with that nation’s government; and to fight the ultra-liberal model of the European Union that goes against the interests of workers and trade unions,” said the IDC.

It is not clear whether the IDC’s call for a two-hour strike will be heeded across Europe’s waterfront.

The unions, which represent around 6,200 dockers, have called for four 48-hour strikes on alternative hours between June 26 and July 8. The dates are  June 19, 21, 23, 26, 27, 29 and 30 and July 3, 4, 6 and 7.

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