Portugal - Dockworkers start protests - August 31, 2018

Dockworkers started a four-week overtime strike due to end on 10 September, in a protest called by the Stevedore and Logistics Activity Union (SEAL). The strike covers all overtime work, in other words all the work that exceeds normal working hours or daily working hours on business days, and all work on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The reason for the strike is the increasing proliferation of anti-union practices in several ports, which is extremely severe in the port of Leixões and continues to be severe in the port of Caniçal. The trade union accuses port companies of ‘criminal behaviour’ including moral harassment from persecution to duress, from bribery to discrimination, dismissal threats and salary blackmail, to turning workers against each other and to prevent them from free and conscious unionisation.

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