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  • 3 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Terminal operator APM Terminals Gothenburg will start today with massive layoffs and the implementation of new work patterns, the Swedish Dockworkers Union (SDU) informed.  Aimed at increasing the terminal’s productivity, the measures will result in cuts of 100 dockworker jobs before and during the summer, according to the SDU. APMT Gothenburg has developed a new […]

  • 17 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU), which includes 85% of the dockworkers at the Gothenburg terminal, plans to organize a new strike at APM Terminals Gothenburg on January 24, 2017, “after being barred from representing its members at upcoming redundancy negotiations.” The strike, which will take place from 12:00 to 20:00 P.M. local time, will be held in […]

  • 31 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    Due to the high yard density mainly caused by the ongoing labor blockades, Sweden’s APM Terminals Gothenburg is forced to limit import containers to be able to dispatch export cargo inside the terminal. “APM Terminals Gothenburg is working to reduce the yard density, and warns that it may result in lack of certain import products into […]

  • 6 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The latest mediation round between Swedish Dockworkers’ Union, section 4, and APM Terminals Gothenburg has been terminated after the latest attempt of reaching a deal on collective bargaining agreement fell through. Dockworkers union said that it had proposed on Tuesday, July 4 that the parties sign a collective agreement built on a previously proposed mediation […]

  • 14 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU), which includes 85% of the dockworkers at the Gothenburg terminal, has imposed a ban on new recruitment and overtime hours at APM Terminals in Gothenburg from January 6 until February 28, 2017. The ban on new recruitment, overtime work and the use of hourly paid contract workers at APM Terminals will remain […]

  • 11 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    Terminal operator APM Terminals Gothenburg has decided to implement a partial lockout at the container terminal in response to the planned industrial action by members of the Swedish Dockworkers Union (SDU).  As disclosed, the lockout will commence on May 19 and continue until June 30. During this period, the lockout will occur on weekdays between 16:00 and 7:00. […]

  • 14 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Employers’ organization Ports of Sweden (Sveriges Hamnar) has decided to adopt a new policy regarding dockworkers’ unions, the Swedish Dockworkers Union (SDU) informed.  Under the new policy, the SDU’s influence in all Swedish ports would be reduced to a legal minimum, the union claims. In addition, the new policy reduces the unions’ role in negotiating […]

  • 2 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    As the meeting between the Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU), the International Dockworkers’ Council (IDC) and APM Terminals Gothenburg, held on February 23, ended without any results, the terminal operator plans to proceed with massive layoffs and the implementation of new work patterns.  According to the SDU, APM Terminals Gothenburg will implement the changes from April 3, […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The prolonged dispute at the APM Terminals Gothenburg has seen another industrial action as the Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU) held an eight-hour strike on January 24. The action included a total work stoppage at the terminal between 12:00 and 20:00 local time, Port of Gothenburg said, adding that other terminals are not affected by the dispute. Namely, Swedish Dockworkers’ Union informed that […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Swedish Dockworkers’ Union has decided to move forward with the strike at APM Terminals Gothenburg scheduled to start today, despite the already launched mediation process in the dispute between the parties. The strike, which will start at 4 pm and last for 24 hours until 4 pm on May 18, will affect the activities at the Gothenburg […]

  • 17 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Swedish Dockworkers Union (SDU) has agreed to cancel industrial action in the Port of Gothenburg, scheduled for February 17-28, 2017. The decision to call off the action, which included stoppages and strikes, was a condition set by Henrik Kristensen, CEO of terminal operator APM Terminals Gothenburg, after Kristensen confirmed he will meet with the International […]

  • 15 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    Swedish Dockworkers Union (SDU), which includes 85% of the dockworkers at the Gothenburg terminal, launched the latest round of industrial actions at Sweden’s port of Gothenburg after the week-long negotiations with the terminal operator failed. APM Terminals said that the strike, which was launched at 14:00 today, is scheduled to last until 11:00 on November 18 and […]

  • 11 May 2016

    The dispute between the Ports of Sweden and the Swedish Dockworkers’ Union at APM Terminals in Gothenburg that has resulted in industrial action has moved to central mediation on national level today, the terminal operator said in an update. “Despite the agreement to hold further talks, the Dockworkers’ Union section 4 is, unfortunately, not prepared to withdraw its notice of strike […]

  • 8 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    The local branch of the Swedish Dockworkers’ Union, Hamn 4, has decided to take new industrial action against the operations of the port operator APM Terminals in Gothenburg. In late October, the Committee of the Hamn 4 voted to resurrect its list of demands from last spring with APM Terminals and issued a notice of […]

  • 16 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The mediation process in the dispute between APM Terminals in Gothenburg and the Swedish Dockworkers’ Union has come to a grinding halt as both parties seem reluctant to work out a compromise solution. “The discussions are being conducted in a positive and constructive spirit, but it is clear that the parties’ positions remain some distance apart,” APM Terminals […]

  • 2 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Affected by a lengthy labour dispute with the Swedish Dockworkers’ Union, the container volumes at the Swedish Port of Gothenburg fell by 3 per cent to 798,000 TEU in 2016. “The container terminal has had a challenging year with the labour dispute with the Dockworkers’ Union, which has escalated and resulted in major disruptions,” Magnus Kårestedt, […]

  • 9 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The industrial action at APM Terminals in Gothenburg, organized by the Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (Svenska Hamnarbetarförbundet, section 4), will be continued as the union served a new strike notice on May 3. Namely, the dockworkers plan on stopping all operation at the terminal for 24 hours on May 17 at 16.00 and on May 24. In addition to the strikes, […]

  • 27 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (Svenska Hamnarbetarförbundet, section 4) launched a 24-hour strike at APM Terminals in Gothenburg on Tuesday morning. Another 24-hour strike is also planned for Thursday April 28, also commencing at 7am. The union said that they have resorted to strikes as they were unable to reach an agreement on their demands with […]

  • 15 January 2018
    Business & Finance

    Port of Gothenburg’s container volumes drop by 19 percent in 2017 due to labour dispute.

  • 25 August 2017
    Business & Finance

    The labour dispute at the Port of Gothenburg has led to a 22 percent drop in container volumes shipped during the first half of this year when compared to the corresponding figures from last year, the port authority said. The “unprecedented fall in the container volumes”, as the port described it, is said to be […]

  • 30 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Swedish Dockworker’s union Hamn 4:an decided to continue discussions with the employer APM Terminals Gothenburg on May 26 without any notice of industrial action, the operator said in an update. “Although we don’t have a common understanding in all matters, we see the news as encouraging since it gives us the ability to come back towards a normal operation […]

  • 6 November 2017

    Container volumes at the Port of Gothenburg have reached a new record low, according to the port, which recorded a fall of 28 percent in its figures for the third quarter of this year when compared to Q3 of 2016. Based on the figures, this is the worst third quarter ever in terms of container […]