According to MANA, the new law, which is in line with the requirements of the European Union, will enable ports to hire non-unionized dockworkers instead of the unionized ones.
The country’s government said that the new port system has “maximum flexibility”, respecting workers’ rights and enabling competitive equality.
Earlier this month, Spanish trade unions announced strikes as a response to the government’s reform plan according to which at least 6,500 dockworkers could be laid off in the future.
However, strikes were called off after the government promised it would postpone plans and start negotiating with trade unions.
Consequently, Spanish dockworkers intend to organize new strikes which could disrupt trade in this country.