Netherlands - Container workers on 24-hour strike - January 31, 2016

The container workers at Europe’s largest port, Rotterdam, have gone on strike for 24 hours in an attempt to force management back to the negotiating table for talks on job security. A management spokeswoman said seven container ships already docked were likely to be affected along with three more expected to arrive during the strike. The trade union FNV said that 800 workers were involved in the strike. Unions want a deal with employers that will prevent enforced job cuts before 2020 despite machines increasingly taking over the work of harbour workers.

English: http://thechronicleherald.ca/business/1331407-european-container-workers …  

http://www.equaltimes.org/rotterdam-dockers-strike …  

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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