Shipping lines are having to reroute calls in the Mediterranean area as dockers in Spain yesterday kicked off a fortnight of intermittent strikes. The Spanish government, under pressure from the EU, has been trying to push through port reforms, something that dockworkers have protested against.
Dockworkers will stop working every other hour on Monday, Wednesday and Friday this week. Five further days of industrial action have also been called for next week
The ports reform aims to crack down on closed-shop hiring in a heavily unionised sector.