Tesla faces extra supply challenges as Danish union joins Swedish strike

The consequences of commerce union IF Metall’s strike towards Tesla Sweden appear to be rippling outward. As per latest studies, Danish dockworkers and truck drivers have reportedly halted unloading and transporting Teslas which can be certain for Sweden. This was as a result of Danish labor union 3F Transport’s sympathy strike towards Tesla Sweden. 

3F’s sympathy strike towards Tesla was introduced earlier this month. On December 5, the union famous that it might halt its actions that may assist the electrical automobile maker transport its automobiles to Sweden. The announcement got here amidst information that Tesla had began delivery automobiles to Sweden by Danish ports as a result of IF Metall’s efforts. 

In a remark to Reuters, Jan Villadsen, chairman of 3F Transport, famous that Tesla must observe the foundations if it needs to function in Sweden. 

“We will’t permit one man or one firm to come back and say, ‘I need to do that in one other manner, you should change your system.’ If you wish to be right here, you’re very welcome, however it’s a must to observe the foundations… We all know that some automobiles have come by Denmark. We don’t know what number of however some. We all know additionally that from at the moment, there may be not one coming,” Villadsen mentioned. 

The 3F Transport chairman additionally expressed some confidence concerning the concept of Tesla finally agreeing to a collective settlement with IF Metall. He additionally famous, nevertheless, that whereas 3F will cease Teslas from entering into Sweden, the transport of the EV maker’s automobiles for Danish prospects wouldn’t be affected. 

“I’ve been on this recreation for greater than 25 years, and I’ve by no means seen a strike that didn’t finish with an settlement. All strikes finish with an settlement,” Villadsen famous. 

Tesla Sweden, for its half, has maintained that it’s following the nation’s labor legal guidelines in its operations. The EV maker has additionally argued that its compensation for its staff in Sweden already exceeds that which might be provided with a collective settlement. And whereas collective agreements are widespread in Sweden, such offers should not obligatory for companies to function. This was one thing that was highlighted by German union IG Metall, which has been making an attempt to unionize Giga Berlin’s workforce. 

Whereas IF Metall has obtained sympathy strikes from a number of different unions, Germany’s IG Metall has famous that it might not be following go well with. In a remark to Dagens Nyheter (DN), IG Metall spokesperson Markus Sievers famous that unionization efforts should come from staff themselves. “The initiative should come from the staff,” the spokesperson famous. 

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Tesla faces extra supply challenges as Danish union joins Swedish strike

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