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Strike Negotiations in Colombia Creates Uncertainty for Supply Chain Operations

Executive Summary Since April 28, Colombia’s nationwide protests have paralyzed the country’s supply chain networks by disrupting port operations at the ports of Cartagena and Buenaventura, blocking major thoroughfares, impacting air freight shipments, and significantly interrupting Colombia’s oil industry. On June 15, the National Strike Committee announced that worker’s unions,...

Strike Negotiations in Colombia Creates Uncertainty for Supply Chain Operations

Colombia’s nationwide protests have paralyzed the country’s supply chain networks by disrupting port operations, blocking major thoroughfares, impacting air freight shipments, and significantly interrupting Colombia’s oil industry. On June 15, the National Strike Committee announced that worker’s unions, student organizations, and other groups have decided to suspend protests, yet...

Cargo Carriers Paralyze Major Roadways Throughout Peru Over Fuel Price Hike

On March 15, heavy-duty carriers in Peru began a one-week nationwide strike to protest rising fuel prices and toll rates. Between March 15 and March 20, freight carriers intermittently blocked several major highway networks, roads, and bridges throughout the country, causing severe traffic congestion and disrupting the movement of...

CN Rail Strike Halts Canadian Supply Chains

Executive Summary  The Canadian National Railway Company (CN Rail) strike proceeded from November 19 to 27 when an in-principle agreement was reached. Effects from the strike continue to disrupt supply chains in rail-dependent industries across Canada.  Assuming that the in-principle agreement holds, operations will resume at 06:00 local time on November...

Sub-Tier Suppliers Suffer as General Motors Strike Continues

Executive Summary About 48,000 unionized workers with General Motors (GM) walked off their jobs on September 16 at multiple US plants in what is described as the largest factory strike in the US since 2007.With negotiations stalled, the strike entered into its fourth week on Monday, October 7, costing GM...

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Disruptive Impacts from Planned Port Strikes in Spain

Executive Summary Spanish dockworkers are set to stage a seven-day strike from March 10 to 24International Dockworkers Council has called on European ports to strike on March 10 in solidarityLow productivity and threat of strike have already led to cancellation and re-routing of vesselsCompanies at Port of Valencia have already...