Sweden - APM Terminals to cut 160 staff - June 30, 2017

Port operator APM Terminal said it will cut 160 staff at its Gothenburg terminal, the largest in Scandinavia, as labour disruptions had caused container volumes to drop by 25 percent over the past year.  The company blames the Swedish Dockworkers’ Union for the consecutive blockades and nine strikes for over a year resulting in several shipping lines no longer calling (at) Gothenburg. The Swedish Dockworkers’ Union’s (SDU) call for the strike in a campaign that aimed to represent its members in negotiations with the company. Around 85% of the workers at the port are members of the union. The company, which employs 450 people in Gothenburg, wants to secure a no-strike agreement with workers. Since 10 May, the company has locked out SDU members from working the night shift and refuses to hold direct talks with the union.

English: http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/apm-terminals-to-cut-160-staff …   

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