Port workers strike for 24 hours at key German ports as warning to employers

Thursday, disagreement regarding a wage raise for German port workers unleashed a 24-hour strike at a number of German ports. German ports are already heavily strained by volumes of import containers piling up.

Photo: PR / Dietmar Hapenpusch / Port of Hamburg Marketing Association

Thursday, labor union ver.di, representing German port workers, launched a 24-hour strike in several main ports as a warning to employers in the ongoing labor agreement negotiations, according to several German media.

The ports in Hamburg, Emden, Bremerhaven, Bremen, Brake and Wilhelmshaven are affected by the strikes, writes media NDR, and more than 3,000 dock workers were demonstrating in Hamburg, says a police assessment.

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