Archive for the ‘Labour Disputes’ Category

ITF calls on Thai government to act on ruling against it

ITF calls on Thai government to act on ruling against it
Paddy Crumplin The International Labour Organization (ILO) has upheld allegations of the illegal victimisation of trade union leaders by Thai Airways. The complaint was taken to the United Nations body by the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and its Thai unions, and the ITF is now...
March 24th, 2017 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, Communication, HR, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

RMT takes Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign to SNP conference

RMT takes Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign to SNP conference
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT will be leafleting delegates at the Scottish National Party conference tomorrow (Sat 18thMarch) at the Aberdeen Arts and Conference Centre from 9:00 a.m. in a bid to highlight the Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign. RMT’s SOS2020 campaign aims to stop the race to the bottom...
March 17th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

RMT takes Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign to Scottish Conservative Party conference

RMT takes Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign to Scottish Conservative Party conference
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT will be leafleting delegates at the Scottish Conservative Party conference tomorrow (Sat 4th March) in a bid to highlight the Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign. RMT’s SOS2020 campaign aims to stop the race to the bottom in the maritime sector. The collapse in the number...
March 3rd, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training | Read More

Employers remain optimistic about the European Social Dialogue for Ports

Employers remain optimistic about the European Social Dialogue for Ports
Lamia Kerdjoudj-Belkaid Brussels, 1st March 2017   – The European Social Dialogue for Ports was established in June 2013 by port employers and employees to identify challenges faced by the sector, improve health and safety conditions and raise awareness about the essential contribution of port...
March 1st, 2017 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Ports & Terminals | Read More

RMT takes Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign to Scottish Labour Party conference

RMT takes Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign to Scottish Labour Party conference
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT will be leafleting delegates at the Scottish Labour Party conference on Saturday in a bid to win further support for the Save Our Seafarers 2020 campaign.   RMT’s SOS2020 campaign aims to stop the race to the bottom in the maritime sector. The collapse in the number of...
February 21st, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Seafarers at Fawley not paid wages and without warm clothing

Seafarers at Fawley not paid wages and without warm clothing
The “Sea Emperor” Seafarers on board a ship held at Fawley Port were found to be without warm clothing for days and their wages unpaid for three months. The chemical tanker, Sea Emperor, was detained by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on January 28, after it was found to have various equipment...
February 6th, 2017 | Associations, Charity, Health and Safety, HR, Labour Disputes, Religion, Safety and Security | Read More

DFDS Statement: False claims from RMT

DFDS Statement: False claims from RMT
In response to claims from the RMT published over the weekend regarding rates of pay aboard the vessel Finlandia, below is a statement from Gert Jakobsen, Vice President, Communications for DFDS. QUOTE There is absolutely and categorically no single rank on-board the Finlandia Seaways being paid £1.64...
January 30th, 2017 | Claims, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

RMT to demonstrate today over £1.64 per hour poverty pay at Rosyth Port

RMT to demonstrate today over £1.64 per hour poverty pay at Rosyth Port
  Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT is holding a demonstration today over poverty pay on Scotland’s only roll-on roll-off freight link to Europe. The Lithuanian-registered Finlandia Seaways, DFDS freight service operates between Rosyth and Zeebrugge in Belgium, employ Lithuanian seafarers on the vessel...
January 27th, 2017 | Associations, Labour Disputes, Markets, Ports & Terminals | Read More

48 hour strike in Greece – Seamen’s Union

48 hour strike in Greece – Seamen’s Union
View of the Piraeus Port Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a 48 hour strike by the Seamen’s Union in Greece from 2-4 December. The strike is due to affect all domestic and local ferry routes to and from Piraeus to the Greek Islands.  Earlier, the Crew Union of the Tug boats also confirmed...
December 1st, 2016 | Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

ITF congratulates Colombian union on CBA

ITF congratulates Colombian union on CBA
Transport workers and their families demonstrated in October ITF union the SNTT (Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de Rama, Servicios de la Industria del Transporte y Logística de Colombia) has negotiated the first collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with major transport company Transcaribe in Cartagena,...
November 24th, 2016 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Airline unions condemn ‘appalling harassment’ of airport worker in Clarkson row

Airline unions condemn ‘appalling harassment’ of airport worker in Clarkson row
Sam Dawson Global union the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and German union ver.di have condemned the victimisation of a Stuttgart Airport worker caught up in a row created by TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson. The check in agent, Manuel Pereira, is a member of ver.di, whose air transport...
November 18th, 2016 | Airline Industry, Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes, Press and Media | Read More

North Sea oil strikers want your messages of support!

North Sea oil strikers want your messages of support!
Activists occupy Shell’s London offices. Photo: RMT North Sea oil strikers want to hear from you – that’s the message the ITF is delivering to its unions after an appeal from the RMT and Unite the Union, whose members are challenging an employer trying to slash their wages. 28/07/2016 – The...
July 28th, 2016 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 – Amendments

Maritime Labour Convention 2006 – Amendments
Better conditions on modern tonnage From Christodoulos G. Vassiliades & Co LLC on the latest MLC 2006 ammendments:  MARITIME LABOUR CONVENTION 2006 – AMENDMENTS Following the unanimous adoption by the Special Tripartite Committee of the amendments to the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 (the “Convention”),...
July 25th, 2016 | Associations, BIMCO, Comment, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, IACS, IMarEST, IMIF, Intercargo, Intermanager, International Chamber of Shipping, International Shipping Federation, Intertanko, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, P and I Clubs, The Nautical Institute | Read More

Seafarers’ charity fears unpaid crew could be stuck for weeks

Seafarers’ charity fears unpaid crew could be stuck for weeks
Doug Duncan AoS Aberdeen port chaplain Seafarers’ charity Apostleship of the Sea (AoS) is providing pastoral and emotional support to the crew of offshore supply ship MV Malaviya Seven currently detained in Aberdeen. AoS Aberdeen port chaplain Doug Duncan knows the crew well, having met them previously...
June 16th, 2016 | Associations, HR, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Religion | Read More

Airport workers unite for justice and safety tomorrow

Airport workers unite for justice and safety tomorrow
ITF’s Steve Cotton Airport workers will unite across borders tomorrow, 1 June, to deliver the message that while airlines and airports are getting richer their workers are being paid less, worked more, and having their job security torn away. Workers will be flying banners and leafleting in over...
May 31st, 2016 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

UN Special Rapporteur concerned about German shipbreaking practices

UN Special Rapporteur concerned about German shipbreaking practices
Patrizia Heidegger Brussels, 26 May 2016 – In a written submission to the German Government, UN Special Rapporteur Baskut Tuncak has expressed serious concerns related to the substandard shipbreaking practices of German ship owners, in particular fatalities and toxic chemical exposure of workers...
May 26th, 2016 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, European Union, Health and Safety, HR, Labour Disputes, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

ITF calls for immediate intervention to defend the rights of Brazilian workers

ITF calls for immediate intervention to defend the rights of Brazilian workers
The ITF HQ’s in London The International Transport Workers’ Federation has reacted strongly after Brazil’s state-owned petroleum corporation, Petrobras, took steps to intimidate and threaten seafarers who are due to strike tomorrow. The Federation has condemned the company’s actions in response...
May 16th, 2016 | Associations, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

IPA: UPS Pilots to Honor German Picket Lines at Cologne Bonn Airport

IPA: UPS Pilots to Honor German Picket Lines at Cologne Bonn Airport
The ITF HQ’s in London Louisville – Approximately eighty members of the Independent Pilots Association (UPS pilots) working in Cologne, Germany will honor the picket lines of ver.di at the Cologne Bonn airport.  The strike is scheduled to last 24 hours beginning at midnight local Germany time tonight. “Ver.di,...
April 27th, 2016 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
                  22-Apr-2016 STRIKE ENDED, CANAL OPERATIONS RESUMED Kiel Canal, Germany ELECTRONIC CHART DISPLAY AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS (ECDIS) Australia Strike ended, Canal operations resumed Friday, April 22, 2016, Kiel Canal, Germany The...
April 22nd, 2016 | Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
              19-Apr-2016 UPDATED TRAFFIC MEASURES DUE TO HIGH WATER Houston TX, USA STRIKE ACTION AT PATRICK TERMINALS Brisbane & Melbourne, Australia POSSIBLE STRIKE AT LOCKS Kiel Canal, Germany Updated traffic measures due to high water Tuesday,...
April 19th, 2016 | Canals, Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

ITF Maersk network to set out priorities ahead of company AGM

ITF Maersk network to set out priorities ahead of company AGM
The ITF HQ’s in London Trade unions who are part of the ITF Maersk network will meet in Copenhagen, Denmark this week to discuss the next steps in supporting transport workers employed by the maritime conglomerate. 09/04/2016 The network is made up of transport unions that represent maritime...
April 9th, 2016 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Aviation unions discuss industry liberalisation threat in Latin America

Aviation unions discuss industry liberalisation threat in Latin America
Argentinean cabin crew union the Asociación Argentina de Aeronavegantes (AAA) and the ITF held a regional seminar on 22 March to discuss union responses to the threats posed to aviation workers and their industry in Latin America by increasing liberalisation and deregulation. 30/03/2016 The main focuses...
March 30th, 2016 | Aviation, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes | Read More

INTERMANAGER places human element at top of the agenda at CMA

INTERMANAGER places human element at top of the agenda at CMA
l to r: Gerardo Borromeo and George Hoyt The international ship managers’ body, InterManager, has reaffirmed its support for the welfare of seafarers, described as the “heart and soul” of shipping, at The Connecticut Maritime Association’s Shipping 2016 Conference. Moderating the morning session on...
March 24th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, HR, Intermanager, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Safety and Security | Read More

Freight forwarders call for action to resolve Grangemouth port dispute

Freight forwarders call for action to resolve Grangemouth port dispute
  Robert Keen The British International Freight Association has urged the Unite union and Forth Ports, the owner of Grangemouth port in Scotland to meet in order to achieve a swift resolution to the current industrial dispute. The current industrial action has seen all shipside activity at the port’s...
March 18th, 2016 | Associations, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Chile union delivers food to airport workers in LATAM protest

Chile union delivers food to airport workers in LATAM protest
A trade union has delivered snacks to LAN workers on shift at Santiago airport, Chile, to draw public attention to the way the company treats its aviation workers there. 19/02/2016 – The Union of Airport Workers (Sindilanex) said LAN (part of the LATAM group of airlines) workers at the airport...
February 19th, 2016 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, HR, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes | Read More