- Title: Spain port workers begin three-day strike
- Date: 5th June 2017
- Summary: VALENCIA, SPAIN (JUNE 5, 2017) (REUTERS) CONTAINERS STACKED ON DOCK SIDE AND CRANES AT A STANDSTILL DOCK WORKERS NEXT TO CONTAINERS AS BOAT PASSES VARIOUS OF CRANES AT STANDSTILL CONTAINERS STACKED ON DOCK SIDE VARIOUS OF CRANES AT STANDSTILL VARIOUS OF TRUCKS ARRIVING AT PORT VARIOUS OF PORT POLICE VAN PARKED
- Embargoed: 19th June 2017 10:16
- Keywords: Valencia strike Spain dock workers docks ports
- Location: VALENCIA, SPAIN
- City: VALENCIA, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016K03XHJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Spanish port workers began a three-day strike on Monday (June 5) to protest against the reform of operations aimed at liberalising hiring practices in a heavily-unionised sector. The strike will continue on Wednesday (June 7) and Friday (June 8).
Companies currently have no say over hiring and firing at Spanish ports. A new law passed by Spain's parliament aims to permit them to choose their own staff rather than being bound by union-approved lists.
Around two-thirds of Spain's imports and exports pass through its ports, and prolonged industrial action could be painful for the country's automobile industry and chemical sector, and ruin fruit and vegetable cargoes.
Workers last week cancelled five out of eight days of planned strikes after port representatives said they had reached a preliminary agreement on workers' rights with dockers. But unions said the remaining three days of strikes will go ahead after talks broke down over safeguarding the more than 6,000 jobs in Spanish ports.
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