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Austerity strike action hits European ports

Austerity strike action hits European ports

Portugal
Strikes are being held by the Union CGTP, but not officially by UGT.
• Lisbon: Stevedores are on strike. Container terminals and depots have stopped. Authorities are working.
• Leixoes: All working.
• Aveiro and Figueira da Foz: Stevedores are on strike. Container terminals and depots have stopped. Authorities are working.
• Sines: All working.
• Setubal and Margueira Lisnave Drydock: Stevedores are on strike. Container terminals and depots have stopped. Authorities are working in half closed regime. Drydock is stopped.

Spain
• Algeciras: Pilots are operating at 50% capacity. No picket lines in Algeciras port currently, but sporadic trouble has been reported in different locations including Vigo and Valencia. Transportation is not working in ports (trucks and trailers).

Greece
Strike concentrated in three hours today from 1200-1500. Ports will be fully stopped. All operations are planned for before, or after the stoppage.

Further updates will be posted on the ISS website www.iss-shipping.com