Dock dispute brings harbours in Sweden to a standstill

The Swedish port city of Gothenburg, Sweden on November 17, 2017. The dock workers strike has affected several of Sweden’s harbours, including the northern cities of Umea and Holmsund; Gothenburg should be affected soon. (Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images)
A strike by workers and lockout by employers in Sweden’s most important ports is affecting the flow of goods in and out of the country.

The harbour owners and the dock workers’ union failed to come to an agreement yesterday, over whether workers would be represented by their own dockers’ organisation, or by the national transport federation.

Related stories from around the North:

Canada: Northern Canada: union and territorial government blame each other as strike looms, CBC News

Finland: Finnish government survives confidence vote on bill weakening job security, YLE News

Russia: Russian government to raise retirement age by several years, The Independent Barents Observer

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