Dockworkers in Spain begin strikes over labor reform

Sources: Associated Press; MSC

Activity in Spain’s ports was intermittent Monday as dockworkers began a three-day strike to protest layoffs stemming from an effort to liberalize the industry in line with European Union rules.

The main national union said that most of the 6,150 dockworkers had stopped working Monday as planned, every other hour. Strikes are also scheduled for Wednesday and Friday this week.

Strikes for the following dates were also announced by the union and is expected to affect all ports in Spain.

June 14 & 15: work stoppage for 48 hours (from June 14/0800 hr to June 16/0800 hr)
June 19, 21, 23: work stoppage one hour every two hours (on odd hours)

Delmar will continue to monitor the situation and handle ocean freight cargo movements as events allow, however due to work disruptions taking place some delays may occur.

Additional information may be obtained by contacting your local Delmar representative.

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