At a general meeting of the ‘ver.di’ union, the employees of the Lübecker Hafen-Gesellschaft (LHG) finally approved the restructuring plan (November 21) with a 60% majority.
After years of disputes and discussions the dockworkers have said yes to flexible work and cost reductions.
The necessary cost reductions will strengthen the competitiveness of LHG, while the long-term tariff period (until 2022) gives the company a better competitive position. It was feared that customers would move to the nearby port of Rostock.

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