April 15, 2022
The strike scheduled for Sunday, April 17th and lasting 24 hours has been postponed by one week to Sunday, April 24th. It is scheduled to last 24 hours. A new round of negotiations will take place Thursday, April 21st.
Every year around February to April, Japan enters “Shunto”.
Shunto translates as “spring wage offensive” and is a series of negotiations between employees via unions and the employers.
The waterfront front is primarily lead by the Japan Harbor and Transportation Association (JHTA) on the one side and the National Federation of Dockworkers Union of Japan (Nikoren).
While we heard the news on Friday, April 8th, Crane Worldwide Logistics received official communication Monday, April 11th stating the intention is to strike for 24 hours.
Therefore, the strike will begin in the early morning of Sunday, April 17th and finish 24 hours later on the morning of Monday, April 18th.
This impacts all ports in Japan and all dockworkers and there will be a total lockdown for the full 24 hours.