European dockworkers to hold two-hour strikes on June 29

The International Dockworkers Council (IDC) has called a Europe-wide port stoppage on June 29, 2017 in support of a conflict faced by Spanish dockers.

According to IDC, “dockworkers in Spain are now forced to defend their jobs because of the deplorable situation created by the Spanish government, which has unilaterally imposed a legislative decree that has never been agreed to by Spanish dockworkers.”

The IDC demands that International Labour Organization (ILO) Conventions 137 and 152 be ratified and complied with by all member states of the European Union.

The IDC says it completely opposes any attempts to increase job instability and precariousness in the ports, along with any form of privatization that opposes the interests of workers.

Dockworkers from Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Greece, Malta, Montenegro, Portugal, Britain, Spain, Slovenia, Sweden and Latvia met in Koper, Slovenia will walk out on the 29th, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to demonstrate their unity in action.

Source: IDC

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