Stevedoring Strike Settled in Spain

The strike by Spanish stevedores is coming to an end, as stevedores reach individual agreements with terminal operators frustrated by the inability of the owners’ association, Anesco, to negotiate a country-wide agreement.

Anesco’s final proposal was rejected on June 21, leaving trade unions to insist on strikes continuing only in those terminals where full employment rights had not been guaranteed.

Among the terminals that have returned to normal are APM Terminals and TTIA (Algeciras); APMT, Grimaldi, Autoterminal, Best, Balearia, Coma i Riba, Ergransa, Hijos de José María Masiques, Sammer and Setram (Barcelona); OPCSA-MSC and La Luz-Boluda (Las Palmas); and Noatum, MSA, APMT, VTE, Trasmediterránea and Grimaldi (Valencia).

Strikes continue to disrupt operations at ports in northern Spain. In Bilbao, no agreement has been reached with Bergé, Noatum, Toro y Betolaza and Servicios Logísticos Portuarios (SLP).