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January 28, 2019

Swedish dockers’ strike affects lumber exports, as ports shut down

Swedish dockers’ strike affects lumber exports, as ports shut down
Lumber exporters in Sweden were hit by a strike of over 1,000 dockers across eight ports in the country. Members of the Swedish Dockworkers Union went on strike at ports across the country, including Malmo in the south, for 2 to 3 hours on the 23rd of January.    In retaliation, the employers organisation Ports of Sweden declared a lockout. Failing an agreement, the strike will be expanded to a total of 15 ports, including the country's biggest in Stockholm and Gothenburg, in the coming days, AFP World News reported.    "It ...

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