They have begun their eighth day of the strike, prompted by the refusal of the management to make the NAO (mandatory annual negotiations). Dockers require a wage increase of 4%.
But previous meetings between the management and striking dockers did nothing. Result, no further meetings are scheduled between the two parties before them tomorrow morning. Meanwhile, the Eastern Harbour is completely paralyzed by the movement. Paralysis that concerns economic policymakers Reunion. Between the containers at the dock and those awaiting discharge or transfer from Mauritius, nearly 5,500 containers that are suffering from the beginning of the conflict. "In everything are 800 staff who are on strike across the port," said Gino Perrier, spokesman for the longshoremen MRSA.
Consular chambers (CCIR / Chamber of Trade and Chamber of Agriculture) of the Meeting requested the management and dockworkers to find a rapid solution to the conflict in danger of the island's economy "sink." But talks will not resume until tomorrow morning and nothing says that this leads to a favorable outcome to the conflict.
Future direction of the company held a works great and it is rumored already on the side of Port bad news could be addressed. Management could not tackle the NAO, but announce a possible plan of downsizing. "I do not know," Gino told us Perrier. And the management side we will not disclose prior to the works council tomorrow. Pending the persistent rumor short and could pour oil on the fire in full paralysis Port for three days.