Chilean port worker strike

HR, Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes — By on July 9, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Inchape banner3Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) advises that port workers in Chile have been on strike since the afternoon of Tuesday 8th July in respect of a dispute over a new law which affects workers’ lunch and rest breaks.

The strike, organised by the Union Portuaria, is affecting a number of ports and disrupted operations are primarily impacting container and dry cargoes. The strike will be indefinite until ongoing negotiations between the Union and the Chilean Government can be resolved.
All port operations in the following ports are currently affected:
– Iquique
– Tocopilla
– Caldera
– Huasco
– San Antonio
– Lirquen
– San Vicente
– Coronel
– Puerto Montt

ISS will continue to monitor and report any updates through its website www.iss-shipping.com.

Customers are invited to contact the ISS Chile head office at isschile@iss-shipping.com for further information.

Inchcape Shipping Services is the world’s leading maritime services provider. With over 300 proprietary offices in 66 countries, and a workforce of over 3, 800, the company’s diverse global customer base now includes owners and charterers in the oil, cruise, container and bulk commodity sectors as well as naval, government and inter-governmental organisations.

ISS provides landside commercial and humanitarian logistics, transit, offshore support, informational and other associated marine services. The company also provides a growing range of outsourcing services including global crew and marine spares logistics; port hub agency management; and sophisticated Enterprise Resource Planning solutions through its subsidiary ShipNet.

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