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France: Dockers Suspend Strikes Due to Dissolution of Parliament

Following our previous post “French Port Workers Ramp Up Strikes Over Pension Reforms and Working Conditions », the CGT dockers' union has suspended its strikes against the pension reform until the end of September 2024.  This decision, made...

Happy Eid Al Adha

With best wishes to our Muslim colleagues and clients around the world for this special long weekend.  May it be a time of joy for you and your families.                

Algeria: Internet Cuts

Budd Algeria informs you that yesterday, June 9th, 2024, Algeria experienced nationwide internet outages coinciding with the start of the first baccalaureate exams. While authorities deny any involvement, media outlets point to a pattern of similar...

Nigerian Strike Ends After Minimum Wage Increase Promise

Nigeria's crippling general strike, which halted commercial activities and public services on Monday, June 4th, 2024, has been suspended. The decision follows the government's pledge to double the minimum wage. New Minimum Wage Announced The...

Happy Memories

Just one year and one day ago, we had the immense pleasure of spending time together over a few days in Paris and hosting our clients at Budd's 170th Anniversary celebrations.  Happy memories! We take this opportunity to wish our guests and...

Nigeria: Strike has Closed Ports

Budd Nigeria advises that commercial activity in all Nigeria's ports has ground to a halt due to a general strike. Unions are demanding pay increases to compensate for inflation caused by a dramatic depreciation in the national currency (naira) and...

Inauguration of Budd’s Dockside Premises in Le Havre

On 28 May, we were pleased to welcome a broad spectrum of key players in the maritime industry to celebrate Budd’s new dockside premises in Le Havre (France). We would like to thank our guests for finding time in their busy schedules to join us for...

Noumea’s Port and Airport Closed

Since 13 May 2024, New Caledonia, a French territory sui generis, has been facing its most serious crisis since 1980. It started when Parliament's vote to reform regional elections led to claims by New Caledonia's pro-Independence party that...