Spanish Stevedores to Strike Again

Source: CIFFA

Spanish dockworkers have decided to resort again to strikes across Spanish ports as a way of pressuring the government to restore stability to the sector.

The dockworkers’ union Coordinadora announced the measure on May 9, following a meeting of stowage representatives.

Details on the duration of work stoppages and their start date have yet to be announced.

The latest measure is being pursued due to the government’s failure to approve the necessary regulations for the adaptation of the royal decree to allow the stowage sector to be reformed, according to the unions.

The Spanish Public Works Ministry said that the royal decree will be sent to the Council of State this week, in line with the envisioned procedure, once the necessary consultations and approvals from mandatory bodies have been finalized.

The regulation, which aims to establish an aid program for workers leaving the business, gave a one-year period for the collective agreements to be adapted to the decree.

Delmar will continue to monitor the situation and provide an update once more information is made available.

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