MAY 2017: PRIOR NOTICE OF DOCKERS’ STRIKE

30th June 2017

Dockers’ labor union have officially cancelled all strikes for 30th June and 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th July after agreement with the Spanish Government.

28th June 2017

Dockers’s labor union recommends to the stevedores not to keep the strike on 29th June, only from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. because there will be stops at other european terminals. Nevertheless, the strike has not been cancelled officially.

Negotiations between labor union and the Spanish Government keep on at Wednesday 28th June.

23rd June 2017

Dockers’ labor union have officially cancelled strikes for 26th, 27th and 29th June. They will have a new meeting with the trade association after some terminals have signed agreements with  dockers. The agreements allowed that many terminals could normally work on 21st June during the strike.

The strikes on 30th June and 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th July have not been cancelled yet. In addition, International Dockworkers Council have announced a stop at European terminals on 29th June from 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.

15th June 2017

Dockers labor unions have announced more days of strikes on 26th, 27th, 29th, 30th June and 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th July. Strikes on 19th, 21th, 23 th will be carried out as announced on previous days.

14th June 2017

Due to disagreement between dockers labor unions and the government, dockers are carrying out their right to strike on 14th, 15th, 19th, 21st, 23rd June. The 48-hour strike from 8 a.m. on 14th June to 8 a.m. on 16th June is leading to the non acceptance of  containers at the terminals until 16th June.

23rd May 2017

Dockers keep the strikes for 5th, 7th, 9th June and it has been cancelled for 24th, 26th, 29th, 31st May and 2nd June. The reason for this cancellation is that dockers labor unions and the trade association agreed to guarantee jobs for the dockers in a meeting on Monday 22nd May.

Today 23th May dockers will have an extraordinary meeting to ratify this decision and they will meet the trade association on 1st June again.

19th May 2017

Yesterday 18th May, it was approved the unilateral legislative decree by the Spanish Government and the dockers labor unions keep the strikes on 24th, 26th, 29th, 31st May and 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th June. Nevertheless, they’re open to a dialogue in order to resolve the situation.

Terminals, shipping lines and all the companies of the sector are working in some containment measures and advise all exporters and importers to planify plan their shipments to avoid extra costs.

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15th May 2017

Dockers’ strike on 24th, 26th, 29th, 31st May and 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th June.

Dockers labor unions such as Coordinadora del Mar, UGT, CCOO, Confederación Intersindical Galega and CGT have organized strikes for May after the new unilateral legislative decree. Find below the days and hours established for the strikes:

Days 24th, 26th, 29th, 31st May and 2nd, 5th, 7th,9th June. From 9 to 10, from 11 to 12, from 13 to 14, from 15 to 16, from 17 to 18, from 19 to 20, from 21 to 22, from 23 to 24, from 1 to 2, from 3 to 4, from 5 to 6 and from 7 to 8 hours.

Terminals will take some measures to reduce the impact of these strikes. They will not accept containers earlier than seven or five working days from the start of the scheduled vessel’s operations and not later than 6 hours prior to the start of the scheduled operations of the vessel.

Vessel’s scale at Spanish ports could be modified or cancelled.

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