French Ports Brace For Strikes


Port workers in France are preparing for a nationwide strike which is due to begin on Thursday September 15, 2016, to protest proposed labour reforms, according to Reuters

The reforms would mean that it would be much easier for companies to terminate employment; the CGT union led a protest earlier in the year demanding the proposal be dismissed.

Earlier this month of September 5, 2016 local Calais residents and Port of Calais truck workers staged a week long protest blocking exit from the port to demonstrate against the permanent status of the migrant camp known as ‘the jungle’, which the French government has announced is to be closed.

Recently PTI reported that the Bureau International des Containers (BIC), which is a France-based international non-profit organisation, had announced it had created a database containing the tare weights of containers globally in order to help shippers comply with the upcoming SOLAS amendment.

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