Croatian shipyard workers resume strike

Uljanik workers return to work

Two weeks after suspending their strike, the workers of Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik Group resumed their industrial action on Sunday. 

According to local media, the workers are unhappy over the lack of progress on the restructuring of the company and fear the shipbuilder is on the brink of bankruptcy.

President of the workers’ striking committee, Boris Cerovac, told N1 TV that the general strike also includes sub-contractors, who have stopped working on the polar cruise ship being built for Australian company Scenic.

The delivery of the luxury cruise ship, named Scenic Eclipse, which was ordered in 2015, has been delayed until late January 2019 due to the industrial unrest. 

Scenic Eclipse was originally scheduled to deploy on its maiden voyage from Athens to Venice on August 31, before sailing to the Arctic and Norwegian Fjords.

The Croatian government is in the process of finding a strategic partner for the company’s restructuring.

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