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Unions protest at Rio Tinto AGM against its lockout of workers in Canada

Unions are protesting at the Rio Tinto shareholders’ AGM in London on Thursday 19 April against the four month-long lockout of 780 union members of the United Steelworkers (USW) in Alma, Quebec, Canada. WHAT: Protest at Rio Tinto AGM TIME: 10 am DATE: Thursday 19 April PLACE: The Queen Elizabeth II...
April 18th, 2012 | ITF | Read More

ITF demands involvement of dockers’ unions in Honduras port modernisation plans

Unionists on strike in Honduras over port concessioning pla The ITF has called on the government in Honduras to involve dockers’ unions and civil society organisations in port modernisation plans in a battle to stave off port concessioning. The ITF is backing the ITF-affiliated Sindicato de Trabajadores...
April 18th, 2012 | ITF, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ITF demands reinstatement of sacked unionist in Malaysia port

Megat Zamri, dismissed from Westports in Klang Megat Zamri, dismissed from Westports in Klang The ITF has called on a terminal operator in Malaysia to reinstate a worker who was sacked after he took part in a week of action. Megat Zamri, president of the West Ports Staff Union, which was set up to represent...
April 5th, 2012 | ITF, Politics and Government | Read More

Court ruling puts new delay on Auckland redundancies

Court ruling puts new delay on Auckland redundancies
There’s been a further victory for wharfies at Ports of Auckland in New Zealand in their fight for job security. Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) wants to make 300 members of the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) redundant and contract out their stevedoring work. The union has already successfully...
March 28th, 2012 | ITF, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Seafarers’ Trust announces latest grants

Seafarers’ Trust announces latest grants
The ITF Seafarers’ Trust, which has just celebrated its 30th anniversary with a major seminar in London on seafarers’ welfare,  yesterday announced its latest grants. The following donations, totalling £1, 078, 533 (USD1, 711, 685) have been agreed: World Maritime University: £168, 000 (USD266,...
March 28th, 2012 | Charity, Events, Health and Safety, HR, ITF | Read More

Dockers’ unionist suspension at Malaysia port must be withdrawn, says ITF

The ITF has demanded that a trade unionist in Malaysia, who was suspended for his participation in the ITF’s south-east Asia flag of convenience (FOC) campaign week of action earlier this month, be reinstated. Megat Zamri Megat Abdul Aziz, president of the West Ports Staff Union, established to represent...
January 28th, 2012 | ITF, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More