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Rotterdam dockers rally

[ December 17, 2014   //   ]

Dockers from across Europe are rallying in Rotterdam to protest against job losses and reduced working conditions as a result of an increase in automation and the construction of the Maasvlakte II terminal being developed by .four shipping lines and Dubai Ports World. National secretary of FNV ports in the Netherlands, Niek Stam said that employers and the port authority were “not interested” in the problems workers are facing such as the threat of losing jobs and overcapacity. The union also wants to secure a collective bargaining agreement.

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