STOCKHOLM -- Dockworkers in Sweden expanded their protest action against Tesla on Friday and are now preventing the automaker's cars from being unloaded at all ports in sympathy with Tesla workers demanding collective bargaining agreements.
Tesla, co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, does not manufacture in Sweden, but its electric cars are serviced by around 130 mechanics affiliated with Swedish union IF Metall, which began a strike on Oct. 27.
Dockworkers joined the strike by mechanics on Nov. 7, blocking Sweden's four largest ports to Tesla cars. That was expanded to all ports on Friday at 12 a.m. CET.
Tesla, which has revolutionized the EV market, has managed to avoid collective bargaining agreements, which cover wages and conditions, with its roughly 127,000 workers and Musk has been vocal about his opposition to unions.