Pay deal agreed at Smit

The 240 harbour workers attached to Smit International at Rotterdam port have agreed a pay deal after six weeks of industrial action. The agreement gives workers an annual €40 gross pay increase for three years plus an inflation increment and a €1,000 payout for healthcare costs.

Smit, which controls some 70% of the towage market in Rotterdam, said it had lost a couple of contracts because of the strikes but declined to give financial details.

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