Spanish Ports Strike Ended

After months of unrest, Spanish dock  workers unions called off planned strikes after reaching an agreement with business associations on labor conditions  according to the Journal of Commerce.

The employers’ association ANESCO has guaranteed the jobs of Spain’s 6,200 registered dockworkers and unchanged working conditions during the three-year transition to the new plan that will end the unions’ monopoly over the hiring of waterfront workers.

In return, the unions have accepted a 10 percent cut in wages and early retirement for its older members. The unions, which have staged several strikes and slowdowns over the past five months, had scheduled three 48-hour stoppages on alternative hours through July 8.

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