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Strike of some 1,000 workers paralyzes ports across Sweden – reports
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Strike of some 1,000 workers paralyzes ports across Sweden – reports

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Moscow, Jan 23: The Wednesday strike of around 1,000 workers across Sweden affected work of 15 ports in the country, local media reported.

The industrial action occurred after the Swedish Dockworkers' Union did not manage to secure a deal with harbor owners on union representation, according to The Local news outlet.

"[The strike] is not something we want, but we haven't been able to find any other solution," the union’s representative in Malmo, Henrik Collvin, said as quoted by the media.

The strike has paralyzed the movement of goods in Malmo, Gavle, Helsingborg, Holmsund, Karlshamn, Sundsvall, Soderhamn, and Umea. It is set to take place in Stockholm and Gothenburg later on Wednesday. (UNI-SPUTNIK)