Kuwait - Right to strike threatened for dockers (2011)

In March, in response to a threatened strike by the Kuwait Ports Foundation Workers’ Union, the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers held an emergency meeting during which it decided to take legal action to prevent the strike from going ahead despite the union’s legal right to take action. The union, which represents 930 members employed by the state-owned Kuwait Ports Foundation, has attempted to enter into negotiations with managers for the past two years to discuss the fact that staff benefits and career development structures have not been reviewed since the 1970s.

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