France - Dockers threaten more strikes - January 19, 2010

Dockworker union leaders have set a mid-February deadline for the government to respond to their demands for more waterfront jobs, or face industrial action. The CGT union, representing the majority of dockers, said it will launch in that case an indefinite work-to-rule campaign. The dockers already staged nationwide strikes on 4 and 11 January. The dispute centers on the transfer of around 2,000 container crane operators and maintenance staff from port authority payrolls to private stevedores (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 2 December 2009).



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