Spain To Offer Maritime Migrants Free Healthcare

By Rodrigo de Miguel (Reuters) - Spain’s new socialist government promised on Friday it would restore free healthcare for undocumented migrants, a right removed by the former administration as part of cost-cutting. The move is the latest migrant-friendly initiative by the government of Pedro Sanchez, who offered on Monday to take in a rescue ship that was drifting in the … [Read more...]

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...]

Spanish Dockworkers Plan Nine-Day Strike

MADRID, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Spanish dock workers have called nine days of strikes to protest government plans to allow ports to hire non-unionised labour, El Pais newspaper reported on Tuesday, threatening to disrupt trade for up to three weeks from March 6. Dockers last week called off a planned three-day strike after the government said it would put its reforms on hold and … [Read more...]