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Strike action brings ports across Sweden to a standstill

Dock workers on strike at Malmö's port. Photo: Johan Nilsson / TT

Published: 23.Jan.2019 10:46 hrs

Around 1,000 workers in ports around the country were involved in strike action on Wednesday, affecting the movement of goods in and out of Sweden.

The strike affects 15 ports, and was called after the Swedish Dockworkers' Union was unable to reach an agreement with harbour owners over union representation.

"[The strike] is not something we want, but we haven't been able to find any other solution," said Henrik Collvin from the Swedish Dockworkers' Union in Malmö.

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