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Last news about Stevedores Strike

In this post, we would like inform about the last news in the Port of Bilbao and the Strike convocated by the Stevedores.

November 27, 2020

  • The Ministry of Labor will talk with companies and stevedores unions during today, Friday, November 27th, in order to solve in some aspects this conflict.

November 23, 2020

  • The Basque Government has communicated to the stevedoring unions that the employers reject the mediation requested on November 20 by the workers to unblock a strike that is already more than 40 days old.

November 18, 2020

  • The ELA Estiba union section proposes to the other unions that they set up a dialogue table formed by the companies, the Bizkaia Territorial Labor Delegation and the Bilboestiba company committee to seek satisfactory proposals in the face of the strike that is taking place in the stowage at the port of Bilbao. This proposal has had the approval of the trade union organizations.

November 12, 2020

  • The Basque Government is committed to arbitration in the stevedoring dispute in Bilbao.

November 10, 2020

  • Bilboestiba CPE, the Port of Bilbao Stowage and Unloading Society, has even refused to assess the latest union proposal because "it violates current legislation."

November 8, 2020

  • The latest news related to the Port of Bilbao is that the stevedoring conflict continues perpetual and it seems to indicate that there will be another additional month of strike.

November 4, 2020

  • The unions of the stevedoring Coordinadora, UGT, LAB, ELA and Kaia have extended the strike in the port of Bilbao, which should end on November 9, until December 9. Nowadays, the situation can be considered as ingrained with mutual accusations.

October 30, 2020

  • The Bilbao port stevedoring unions have presented a new strike notice that includes the period between 8:00 am on November 9 and 8:00 am on December 9. On this occasion, the stoppage format will be 24 hours on each of the days indicated by the aforementioned notice. It seems that the negotiations and the mediation of PRECO have not been positive to end the conflict. This would mean adding a full month.
  • It begins in "call effect" in other ports of Spain. The stevedoring unions of the port of Valencia have jointly submitted a strike notice that will take place on November 10, 13, 18, 20, 26 and 27. The stoppages will take place at the CSPV and APM terminals.

October 28, 2020

  • After almost 20 days of strike, companies and stevedores resumed negotiations with the clear objective of minimizing the impact that this conflict is causing so far. The unions rejected the arbitration proposed by the employers, but both parties decided to sit down again to reduce the tension.

October 26, 2020

  • From October 26th to November 9th, it seems that the work stoppages will last two hours per shift, depending on the following schedule:
     
    Departure shift: stop between 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.
    Morning shift: stop between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
    Afternoon shift: stop between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
    Night shift 1: stop between 11:00 p.m. and 02:00 a.m.
    Night shift 2: stop between 5 a.m. and 8 a.m.

October 22, 2020

  • The Basque economic authorities have positioned themselves unequivocally and contrary to the stevedoring strike in the port of Bilbao. Other organizations call for the end of a conflict that is detrimental to the economy of Bizkaia.

October 16, 2020

  • Let us remember that the first call for work stoppages took place between October 9 and 2 with partial or total stoppages. Now, some unions have presented a new strike notice that would begin on the same day, October 26 and will extend until November 9th.

October 9, 2020

  • This weekend two new days of strike are called, while on Monday there are no mobilizations scheduled, which will resume on Tuesday until next October 25.

October 1, 2020

  • We give you details about how the strike is to be carried out. On October 9, 13, 19 and 20: two hours per shift affected. And on the other hand, on October 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25: 24 hours affected each designated day.

September 29, 2020

  • The stevedoring unions of the port of Bilbao (Coordinadora-OUTPB, UGT, ELA, LAB and Kaia) have presented a strike notice between 9 and 25 October.

The tension of Bilbao is transferred with other conflicts in other ports of Spain

Update as of November 11

  • The Valencian stowage begins to outline the work schedule of the tripartite table.
  • The stevedores of the port of Valencia have called off the strike that they planned to start on November 10th after having reached an agreement with the companies, according to union sources.
  • It begins in "call effect" in other ports of Spain. The stevedoring unions of the port of Valencia have jointly submitted a strike notice that will take place on November 10, 13, 18, 20, 26 and 27. The stoppages will take place at the CSPV and APM terminals. Given this statement, the ANV warns of the "negative impact" of the stowage strike in Valencia
From 02 hours on November 10, 2020, until 02 hours on November 11, 2020 (24 hours).
From 02 hours on November 13, 2020, until 02 hours on November 14, 2020 (24 hours).
From 02 hours on November 18, 2020, until 02 hours on November 19, 2020 (24 hours).
From 02 hours on November 20, 2020, until 02 hours on November 21, 2020 (24 hours).
From 02:00 am on November 26, 2020, until 02:00 am on November 28, 2020 (48 hours).
 
  • On November 3, the group of moorings of the Port of Barcelona presented a notice of indefinite strike as from November 19. For its part, the Barcelona port authority clarifies that it is a labor dispute between the company and the workers.

Lamaignere will offer real-time information to its clients on this matter

Our team of professionals located in Bilbao are working in real time getting all possible details related to this Strike in order to minimize the impact for the operations of our clients. If you need more info, please contact us in this link. 
 
 

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