BERLIN (Reuters) – German commerce union ver.di known as on a number of thousand staff at German ports to participate in a 24-hour warning strike from Thursday morning, probably additional growing difficulties at already strained ports.
Staff in Emden, Bremerhaven, Bremen, Brake, Wihelmshaven and Hamburg had been known as on to participate, after a fourth spherical of wage negotiations fell by. The union is demanding a pay rise of 1.20 euros ($1.26) per hour and inflation compensation over 12 months for some 12,000 staff.
The union had already known as for short-term work stoppages to extend the stress on employers at the beginning of June.
Ports are already clogged up as import containers usually are not being picked up and slots are briefly provide, forcing transport corporations to go off schedule.
Based on the Hamburg coordination workplace, half a dozen container ships are ready to dock in Germany’s bay alone.
Business specialists anticipate the state of affairs on the North Coastline to worsen within the coming weeks, as many ships are on their technique to Europe following the top of the lockdowns in China.
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