09 Mar 2017 / News

Information about the labour dispute in APM Terminals

Latest news about the trade union dispute at the container terminal APM Terminals. On March 13 a new overtime ban came in to force.

Labour dispute in the container terminal run by APM Terminals in the Port of Gothenburg.

The ban from The Swedish Dockworkers’ Union covers overtime, the recruitment of new employees and the use of contract staff during evenings and weekends. The ban will come into effect on March 13 at 4pm and is due to continue until midnight on April 30 unless the dispute can be resolved before then. The ban only applies to APM Terminals and not the other terminals at the Port of Gothenburg.

On March 7, The Swedish National Mediation Office, presented a new proposal to the parties. A response was submitted today, March 13. APM Terminals accepted the offer while The Swedish Dockworkers' Union refused it.

Following the conflict in the container terminal, The Swedish Government has given The National Mediation Office a mission to map and analyze the occurence of conflicts on the Swedish labor market in situations where the employer is bound by a collective agreement. Read more about it here (only in swedish).

Read more: What the dispute is about – FAQ, Ports of Sweden (only in swedish)

Read more: Comment by the Port of Gothenburg on the dispute (only in swedish)

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