In response to the strike announced by stevedore trade unions at general interest ports between 25 and 30 November
Minimum essential services established, to be obligatorily provided at ports
- Emergency assistance, perishable or hazardous cargo, supplies received by island territories, Ceuta and Melilla, will be 100% guaranteed.
- All other services must be covered by at least 50% of the average for the past calendar year
21-22-2019 (Ministry of Development). The State Secretary for Infrastructures, Transportation and Housing, Pedro Saura, has issued a resolution, on a proposal from the president of Puertos del Estado, Salvador de la Encina, setting minimum essential services, to be obligatorily provided at ports, for the handling of cargo at State-owned general interest ports.
As a consequence, the State Secretary's resolution provides which essential services should be provided during a strike, at the following minimum levels:
- 100% to handle any emergency situations or accidents in ships or cargo.
- 100% of all services necessary to guarantee operations affecting perishable or hazardous cargo which, if they remain in a port, could seriously endanger persons or facilities.
- 100% of all services necessary to guarantee supply, healthcare assistance and special/essential supplies for island territories, Ceuta and Melilla.
- The percentage necessary to guarantee performance of at least 50% of the average for the last calendar year in a comparable work day (schedule, type of cargo and terminal) with respect to the supply of items and products that are essential to regularly service the population and for the development of economic activity.