Spanish Dockerworkers Reach Accord with Business Association – Union

MADRID, June 29 (Reuters) - Spanish dock workers unions have reached an accord with business associations on labour conditions and called off planned strikes after the government passed a sector reform, the unions and business association said on Thursday. Port strikes in the Mediterranean's largest commercial docks had forced contained shipping firms such as Maersk to … [Read more...]

Spanish Dockworker Strike Disrupts Ports and Trade Routes

MADRID, June 5 (Reuters) - Some of Spain's biggest port terminals came to a standstill on Monday as shipping companies redirected cargos to avoid a dockers' strike. After months of talks between unions, companies and the Spanish government over a reform of port hiring practices, dockers held the first of several planned strikes to protest against possible job losses. Some … [Read more...]

Striking Ferry Workers Shut Channel Tunnel, Blockade Calais Port

LILLE, France, June 23 (Reuters) - Traffic was halted through the Channel Tunnel linking Britain and France on Tuesday after striking French ferry workers set fire to tires, while Britain's Foreign Office warned of migrants trying to get into vehicles queuing to enter the tunnel. British television showed large crowds of migrants trying to board waiting lorries, while others … [Read more...]

Dockworkers End Two-Day Strike at Israel’s Busiest Ports – UPDATE

By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM, May 28 (Reuters) - Israeli dockworkers ended a two-day strike on Thursday that had shut down the country's two main seaports in protest at the creation of new foreign-run ports. Some 2,400 workers had walked out of the ports of Ashdod and Haifa as union leaders went underground and for most of Thursday defied orders from labour courts to return … [Read more...]

West Coast Port Strike Appears Unlikely, Panel Hears

By James Nash Sept. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Negotiations on a new labor contract for 20,000 dockworkers at West Coast ports will probably conclude without a labor disruption, a shipping consultant said at an industry conference. A six-year contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Maritime Association, which represents shipping companies, … [Read more...]