Belgium -Dock workers block port after union delegates are denied access -July 08, 2013

Dock workers in the port of Antwerp blocked the Katoen Natie terminal for six days, after union delegates performing work place inspections were denied access. The delegates were attempting to enter a warehouse of transhipment and goods storage company Logisport, where they expected illegally hired agency workers being employed. The unions were there to investigate a suspected breach of the Law on Docker Labour, which prohibits the hiring of non-registered dock workers. The conflict was resolved after six days, when the port’s employers’ consortium, the Katoen Natie Group agreed to refer the case to the Social Inspection Services and to refrain from any measures against the personnel that participated in the strike.

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