Uljanik Workers Return to Work

Image Courtesy: Janko Hoener / CC-BY-SA-4.0.

Employees of the financially-troubled Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik have returned to work following a strike.   

On November 20, 2018, the strike committee decided to halt the continuous strike and resume work.

As informed by the Uljanik Group, the strike will be stopped by the end of November when the committee will again discuss the matter.

Over 1,500 workers of the 3. Maj and Uljanik shipyards, part of the Uljanik Group, launched the strike in October. They expressed their dissatisfaction with the worsening financial situation at the group, lack of new shipbuilding orders and unpaid wages.

Last week, workers of both shipyards received minimum wages.

This was followed by a meeting held on November 15 between Uljanik’s supervisory board, representatives of the Croatian government, the strike committee and workers. With the aim of starting a regular business, the supervisory board said it hopes to adopt a new restructuring plan. The plan would help the cash-strapped shipbuilder complete the construction of the existing vessels it has on order and secure new orders.

Uljanik was the main topic discussed yesterday between Croatian prime minister Andrej Plenkovic and Vadim Novinsky, owner of Smart Holding, one of the largest production and investment groups in Ukraine. During the meeting in Zagreb, Novinsky unveiled that Smart Holding is interested in investing in the Uljanik group. Novinsky requested more details on the current status of Uljanik and it was agreed that the country’s Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts, in cooperation with the group’s management, would provide the information.

World Maritime News Staff


Related:

Rossanda Resigns as Brodosplit & Fincantieri Offer Uljanik a Lifeline

S&P: Uljanik Could Cost Croatia Up to 1% of GDP

Uljanik Cancels Livestock Carrier Newbuild Deal with Wellard 

Algoma Cancels All Four Newbuild Contracts with Uljanik

Uljanik Loses Siem Contracts for Four Car Carriers

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

Posted on November 20, 2018 with tags .

In Depth>

Events>

<< Apr 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 1 2 3 4 5

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum 2019

GreenTech in Shipping USA Forum is an event for Maritime leaders who want to unlock successful business formula of the industry!

read more >

CWC World Gas & Power Series – Brazil & the Americas Summit

CWC World Gas & Power Series: Brazil & the Americas Summit is the perfect meeting place to make contacts…

read more >

FPSO Brazil Congress 2019

Charging ahead with 24 planned orders by 2022, Brazil has once again solidified its status as one of the world’s foremost oil and gas leaders…

read more >

Nor-Shipping 2019

Nor-Shipping’s conference and event programme is tailored to deliver the knowledge, value and networking to help you build your business.

read more >