Italy - Ports face strike actions as negotiations remain deadlocked - June 1, 2019

As negotiations for new collective agreement for the sector are not making enough progress the countries’ ports are facing industrial action with trade union Ultrasport organising a 24-hour strike of port workers on 23 May 2019. The 24-hour strike followed industrial action in April 2019 when a one-hour walkout was organised after a worker lost his life due to injuries sustained in a forklift accident. One of the most pressing issues at hand is workplace security. According to the trade union the collective agreement has an irreplaceable role for the regulation and protection and is one of the central themes at the base of the dispute to safeguard the jobs at ports

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