Ten-Day Dockworkers’ Strike To Hit Three Portuguese Ports

Dockworkers in the Portuguese ports of Lisbon, Setubal and Figueira da Foz will go on a 10-day strike starting November 14 to protest at a potential end of collective bargaining agreements, the stevedores union said in a statement. The ports to be affected by the strike are the third, fourth and fifth biggest in Portugal, in terms of container shipments. The strike will not affect the country’s largest port in Sines, nor the second-largest in Leixoes, near Porto, which together account for three quarters of all container shipments.