Dockers explain: Why is the Dockers’ Clause important?

13 Jan 2020


On 1 January 2020, the Dockers’ Clause came into effect, confirming that lashing is dockers’ work.

To better understand the importance of this new clause and its consequences, we spoke to dockers around Europe. We asked them about their work, the current situation in their countries and what the new arrangement means for them.


Mikael Gustafsson, Sweden

Aleksander Meier, Estonia

Karsten Kristensen, Denmark

Jean Lalonde and Christian Beaudin, Canada