Rotterdam’s dockworkers walk off the job for 24 hours to protest possible job losses at the port’s new highly automated terminal.
- The unions want port companies to rule out making compulsory redundancies, despite overcapacity and growing automation in the sector.
- 800 workers are expected to be involved in the strike, which started mid afternoon Thursday.
- Seven container ships already docked are likely to be affected along with three more expected to arrive during the strike.
The port authority said it would not be going to court in an effort to stop the strike. A spokesman said: ‘Striking is a right and we would rather put our energy into a solution.’