Smit workers to strike again in Rotterdam

Workers at port services group Smit in Rotterdam are to stage a further 24-hour strike on Tuesday in support of their pay claim. Cees Bos of union FNV Bondgenoten said the 240 tugboat workers had little choice other than to strike again because of the ‘earth-shattering silence’ from the company’s management.

Today’s strike will run until 10am Wednesday, but may be extended, Bos said.
A spokesman for Smit said the decision to strike was ‘very sad’. The company wants to bring in an independent negotiator to try to resolve the dispute – a move the union has rejected.

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