Rotterdam, home to Europe’s largest port, is bracing itself for strikes.
Yesterday, members of the dockworkers’ union FNV Havens voted in favour of taking strike action in the New Year at the Port of Rotterdam’s container operations.
The union said its members “almost unanimously” rejected a final offer from employers.
The dockworkers are fighting for their future as two new highly automated container terminals are set to begin operating. The union anticipates these new terminals will result in 800 job losses.