The Spanish dockworkers’ union are planning strikes this week for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, according to the Journal of Commerce.
Five of eight days of planned strikes between May 24 and June 9 have been cancelled by union after reaching agreement with the port employers’ association, Anesco, over the government’s planned reform of the dock labor system.
Dockworkers decided to go ahead with the remaining three days of strikes after failing to secure assurances from Anesco over safeguarding the jobs of the country’s 6,000 registered dockworkers.
The planned reform will free ports, terminal operators, and other stevedores to hire non-union workers and remove the obligation to join — and partially finance — local dock pools that have a monopoly over hiring.
Please be guided accordingly. RCL Agencies will provide more updates once available.