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Today at 3.15pm the port workers at the container terminals will begin a 24-hour strike.


The trade unions FNV and CNV had called for this strike because the ultimatum they had given the employers in the container sector and Port of Rotterdam Authority expired. No agreement could be reached between all parties about the full set of demands of the trade unions regarding measures to address the possible redundancy of employees in the coming years. Port of Rotterdam said it was working hard behind the scenes to take up the discussions between trade unions, employers and the port authority again as quickly as possible.