Spain - Dockworkers end strike after reaching deal - August 31, 2017

After months of tough negotiations, unionised longshore workers and their employers have settled a dispute over a recently passed law that the workers have said could cost thousands of them their jobs. Unions and employers had been battling over reforms that the parliament approved in May 2017 regarding the hiring of longshore workers. The legislation rules that port loading services were opened to market competition, with companies being allowed to freely hire non-union labour. In a joint statement, the two sides indicated that a collective agreement has been reached that preserves about 6,200 union dockworker jobs. ANESCO, the employers’ association, has pledged not to alter working conditions for longshore workers during a three-year period, after which the work scheme that the legislature approved goes fully into effect.

English: http://www.americanshipper.com/main/news/spanish-dockworkers-end-strike ...   

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