Spanish ports’ strike on pause...


port.today | 2017-03-08 21:35 UTC

Spains dockworkers unions called off the first two days of the 9-days strike scheduled for March, 6 and 8 and expect to continue negotiations with the government on the dock labour system reform. However, the actionon March, 10 as well as those every Monday, Wednesday and Friday during the following two weeks are still scheduled. As we wrote earlier, on February, 24 the Spanish government unveiled a new law, thus initiating thedock labour system reform, for which EU has been pressing the country since late 2014. The Congress, the lower house of Spains Parliament, was due to vote on the measure this Thursday, however this was postponed until Thursday next week, March, 16, in order to provide more time for opposing parliamentary groups to submit their opinions, as some political parties have already voiced their disapproval of the new law. The decision of the unions to suspendthe commencement of the strike came as a result of this parliamentary opposition, which was seen as opening

By PortToday on 2017-03-08 21:35 UTC
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