Greece -Pireaus dock workers strike threat leads to negotiations -July 22, 2014

Cosco Pacific workers at Pireaus dock have earned a seat at the negotiation table after threatening a three-day strike. The dock workers are angry that their labour contracts do not allow them to unionise.

Cosco Pacific workers at Pireaus dock have earned a seat at the negotiation table after threatening a three-day strike. The dock workers are angry that their labour contracts do not allow them to unionise. The furthermore protest against the secrecy surrounding wage agreements, with rumours that some workers are paid less than they should, and against company practices to call in workers via cell phone messages. The strike was cancelled when company management said it was ready to meet some of the demands and invited the workers to negotiations.

English: http://greece.greekreporter.com/2014/07/19/strike-at-cosco-dock-in-greece/

http://www.seatrade-global.com/news/asia/pireaus-dock-workers-withdraw-strike-threat.html

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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