Jordania - Aqaba port arrests (2013)

In October 2014, around 150 workers employed with the Aqaba Container Terminals, which is run by APM Terminals, were dismissed for taking strike action. The strike began on 13 October 2014 following a stalemate in negotiations over the renewal of the collective bargaining agreement. Police interfered and stopped the strike by arresting the workers. Despite this crackdown, workers continued to insist on their demands. The industrial action ended when the government guaranteed that the grievances of the workers would be addressed by the national labour court and the company waived penalties imposed on workers during the strike.

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