UPDATE: An agreement has been reached with Spanish port unions. All the strikes announced until 9th June have been called off. (as at 23rd May, 2017).
Spanish trade unions have called for another wave of port strikes in protest of the government’s plan to change the existing labour system at ports in accordance with European Union regulations.
The strikes will take place from May 24 until June 9, during odd hours each Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Sources in Spain said worker productivity has already intentionally declined.
Maersk Line noted how slow-down actions on terminal operations have been initiated at the ports of Algeciras, Valencia and Barcelona starting on Monday.
Looking ahead, Maersk Line said in a notice to customers, “We are currently assessing what impact these actions will have on our operations and are committed to sharing more information with you as soon as possible.”
Source: American Shipper