10-day strike set to hit Portuguese ports

10-day strike set to hit Portuguese ports

Workers at the Portuguese ports of Lisbon, Setubal and Figueira da Foz will go on a 10-day strike starting November 14 protesting government plans to end collective bargaining agreements.

The nation’s two largest ports, Sines and Leixoes, will not join in the industrial action.

The last time there was a dockworkers strike in Portugal was three years ago, which hit almost every port and hit the nation’s exports hard.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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