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Port workers to commence 48-hour walkout in Germany

The longest port strike in Germany in over 40 years stands to paralyze a range of major harbors for 48 hours starting Thursday. A wage dispute is the cause of the strike, which will be the third one within a few weeks.

The Port of Hamburg. | Photo: Axel Heimken/AP/Ritzau Scanpix

Several major German ports stand to be impacted by fresh walkouts as of Thursday, when port workers organized in trade union ver.di plan to strike for 48 hours, reports media NDR.

The strike is a so-called ”warning strike” caused by the failure of the sixth round of wage negotiations between the union and employers organized in Zentralverband der deutschen Seehafenbetriebe (ZDS).

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