Spain – Stevedore strike 20, 22 & 24 February 2017

Our correspondents in Spain, INDECO, have provided us with the following alert concerning forthcoming strikes planned by Spanish stevedores.
Please contact the Club for any additional information concerning this matter.

Spain – Stevedore strike convened for 20, 22 & 24 February 2017

The State Coordinator of Sea Workers (CETM for its name in Spanish) has convened a strike for its 6,150 workers to protest against the reform of the current stevedores contract/hiring system announced by the Spanish Ministry of Development.

This strike will take place in the odd/uneven hours from:

  • 08:00 hours of February 20th to 08:00 hours of February 21st
  • 08:00 hours of February 22nd to 08:00 hours of February 23rd
  • 08:00 hours of February 24th to 08:00 hours of February 25th

The strike does not require minimum services and therefore if an agreement is not reached during today Tuesday February 14th meeting, the strike would still be legal, since it meets the requirements established by the Spanish Royal Law Decree 17/1977.

This strike will not affect the passenger vessels’ services.