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…

Spain Port Strikes Postponed

A meeting between stevedores and the government yesterday evening has resulted in a provisional agreement cancelling proposed strike action for the next two weeks. The employers association and dockworkers unions have agreed to a round of meetings to be held within the coming weeks with the aim of reaching an agreement for the stevedoring sector…

Eight-day Strike to Hit Spanish Ports

Source: CIFFA; Lloyd’s List Spanish trade unions have called for eight days of strikes in protest of the government’s proposed stevedore labour reforms, while sources in Spain claim worker productivity has already decreased by as much as 30% at the ports of Valencia, Las Palmas, Barcelona and Algeciras. Unions said that they would hold strikes…