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ITF: Spanish port plans ‘beyond belief’

Spanish dockers are building support from longshore workers around the world, including this group of brothers in Koper, Slovenia.

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today described plans by the Spanish government to gut the rules that govern Spanish ports as beyond belief and a danger to Spain’s standing in the world.

ITF president […]


Strike of Crane Operators at Koper Port Ends

The eight-day strike of crane operators at Slovenia’s sole seaport of Koper ended late on Friday as the trade union and the management of port operator Luka Koper reached an agreement on a new work regime. Luka Koper also signed an agreement with subcontractors and their workers, who had also been protesting since Saturday.