Portugal - Dockworkers plan new wave of strikes - January 31, 2019

Dockworkers announced new strikes in a dispute over anti-union practices and the prevalence of casual labour. At the end of last year, the dockworkers at Setubal port also held a month-long strike (see our November and December newsletter) that paralysed the port and prevented the export of cars from the nearby Volkswagen plant. Trade union Sindicato dos Estivadores e da Atividade Loglstica (SEAL) has presented notice of strikes at national ports for six months, between 16 January 2019 and 1 July 2019. SEAL argues that with the agreement at Setubal port the problems identified in the other national ports are not met.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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