Italy - Dockers plan renewed strike action - June 9, 2011

Dockers in the port of Trieste are pledging to renew strike action that was suspended at the end of May 2011. The dockers, represented by three unions, initially went on strike over a seven-day period in May in a bid to end social dumping by terminal operators, cutting workers’ pay and employing casual workers in substandard conditions. The workers want to see a pooling system established instead. According to current reports an earlier agreement between public and private aiming to establish a labour supply agency under the auspices of the port authority and managed by the operators, has failed. As a result, workers are set to take further strike action. They are being backed by the ITF and its European arm, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 May 2011).



This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.


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