Sweden - Pool of workers replaced by temp workers - December 31, 2017

APM Terminals in Gothenburg has abandoned a pool of labour shared by various terminal operators and instead established a partnership with temporary agency Adecco. Ports are often faced with a shortage of permanent workers. In those instances, terminal operators often turn to temporary labour providers. According to a representative of the temp agencies, this is largely determined by whether a terminal operating company is unionised or non-unionised. In neighbouring Finland, the use of casual port workers sourced from temporary agencies is totally forbidden, following an agreement with the trade unions.

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