Spanish dock workers union

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Jun 17 2017 15:48

Solidarity action against unloading world's second largest container ship the Madrid Maersk which had been rerouted from Algeciras. I'm not sure of the details but it's now back in Algeciras.

https://mobile.twitter.com/IDC_Dockers/status/876003739127218176

https://mobile.twitter.com/ACV_Maritime/status/873111691600379905

https://mobile.twitter.com/ACV_Maritime/status/873113561681100805

https://mobile.twitter.com/ITFglobalunion/status/873131160620191744

https://mobile.twitter.com/pico_de_loro/status/874344750744252417

https://mobile.twitter.com/romerito1462/status/875854741011668992

Edit: report here

ITF/ETF dockers take action to back Spanish colleagues

Edit2: A more complete report in Spanish. According to this dockworkers in Antwerp, Felixstowe and Rotterdam refused to unload it. I can't find any other confirmation of action at Felixstowe although it did call there.

Boicot de los estibadores europeos al barco que Maersk desvió de Algeciras a Tánger

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Jun 17 2017 11:13

Spain's ports paralysed by 48 hour strike

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Jun 17 2017 14:38

Statement from Coordinadora on the rejection of its latest proposals by Anesco

Antolín Goya: “Anesco falta al respeto a sus clientes, a los españoles y, especialmente, a nosotros, los trabajadores”

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Jun 19 2017 15:14

Another strike day today

https://mobile.twitter.com/pablogfajardo/status/876731960428822533

https://mobile.twitter.com/Portuariosworld/status/876717208310775809

https://mobile.twitter.com/mundoestiba/status/874948700233236480

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Jun 20 2017 22:56

Report claiming that divisions on the employers' side are leading to some companies making agreements with unions to guarantee job security and so avoid further strike action. I haven't seen this confirmed elsewhere as yet.

Los pactos bajo cuerda entre empresas y estibadores abren una brecha en la patronal

Some background on the various port employers.

De la lista de Liechtenstein a los primos de Rato: ¿quiénes son los patrones de la estiba?

Edit: statement from Coordinadora which seems to confirm the report above.

https://mobile.twitter.com/Portuariosworld/status/877205454941769728

Another report based on this statement.

Los estibadores no harán huelga en las terminales que garanticen los empleos

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Jun 20 2017 22:50

Podcast in Spanish - interview with Antolín Goya from Coordinadora.

¿Qué pasa con los Estibadores? La venta de los Puertos Españoles a China

Quote:
Con Antonio J. Mayor, y de la mano de Antolín Goya, Coordinador General de los Estibadores Españoles, probablemente la voz mas autorizada y legitimada para contar la realidad de la estiba, vas a conocer toda la verdad sobre un conflicto que esta librando una feroz guerra contra la Comision Europea, contra la multinacional China Cosco y contra un poder politico que está desmantelando un sector esencial y estratégico de España para, simple y llanamente, regalarlo a "inversores" privados...
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Jun 20 2017 23:26

Dockworkers at all Europe's ports ready for action to support Spanish strikers

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Jun 21 2017 10:00

It seems that agreement has been reached for now with most of the major port operators and strike action will only continue against companies that are holding out.

https://mobile.twitter.com/JordiNova/status/877418743223242754

https://mobile.twitter.com/CopeCanarias/status/877433194261381120

https://mobile.twitter.com/CopeCanarias/status/877433752804360192

https://mobile.twitter.com/mundoestiba/status/877430542446284800

https://mobile.twitter.com/dockerspain/status/877439965424218114

Edit: report in Spanish

Los sindicatos disipan la posibilidad de un acuerdo fortalecidos por la división empresarial

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Jun 21 2017 17:10

Twitter thread (in Spanish) on the tactic of creating divisions between the employers.

https://mobile.twitter.com/estibaverdader/status/877546734813155329

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Jun 21 2017 20:35

"It's the first time that in a collective conflict the employers are split instead of the union side. Dockworkers you are an example."

https://mobile.twitter.com/PortuariosCNT/status/877562716084252673

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Es la primera vez q en un conflicto colectivo se fractura la patronal en vez de la parte Sindical. #Estibadores sois ejemplo
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Jun 22 2017 16:34

This is a fairly clear report in Spanish on the current state of play in the dispute. Algeciras, the largest port, is working normally. In Valencia and Barcelona, the next most important ports, one terminal at each is still affected by strikes. Between them these ports account for more than half of Spain's dockworkers. Strikes are continuing at some of the smaller ports where agreement hasn't been reached with employers, including, according to this report, Alicante, Almería, Cádiz, Castellón, A Coruña, Ferrol, Motril, Huelva, Málaga, Melilla, Cartagena, Avilés, Marín, Vigo, Santander, Tarragona and Bilbao. Elsewhere I've seen mention of dockworkers in Algeciras setting up a fund to support those still on strike.

Los estibadores ganan por la mano su batalla con la patronal

Edit: strikes planned for June 23, 26 and 27 suspended pending another meeting with employers next week.

La estiba suspende (en parte) la huelga

This report has more background on the (divided) positions of the employers. In brief some of the major, and more intransigent, companies have now left the employers' organisation Anesco, where, although in a minority, they had been exercising a veto on attempts to reach an agreement with the unions. They're now demanding government intervention in the dispute.

La 'nueva' Anesco pide tiempo a la estiba para democratizar su estructura y estatutos

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Jun 22 2017 17:32

A report in English on the latest developments. It's confused about which companies have left Anesco (it's the hardliners, not the ones that want to reach an agreement) but seems accurate otherwise.

Spain: workers suspend strikes as companies quit Anesco