Archive for the ‘Labour Disputes’ Category

ITF celebrates Fiji union win

ITF celebrates Fiji union win
Fiji map 7 February 2014 – Union leadership at Fiji’s National Union of Hospitality Catering and Tourism Industries (NUHCTI) celebrated as police charges against their ‘illegal strike’ were dropped on February 2. The ITF-affiliated union’s president, Dan Urai, was one of...
February 7th, 2014 | Food and Drink, ITF, Labour Disputes, Legal, Strikes, Tourism | Read More

ITF affiliates battle tube cuts

ITF affiliates battle tube cuts
6 February 2014 – LondonTube Strike 2014  ITF affiliates the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) and Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) began the first of two 48-hour strikes on Tuesday evening, in protest against the planned closure of all ticket offices...
February 7th, 2014 | HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

High Time for Stricter Rules for Shipbreaking: Rally addresses Hamburg ship owners

High Time for Stricter Rules for Shipbreaking: Rally addresses Hamburg ship owners
  Protest speech in front of German Shipowners Association with Sabine Wils MEP (GUE/NGL) Hamburg,  7 February 2014 – Today Member of the European Parliament Sabine Wils (GUE/NGL) and the NGO Shipbreaking Platform have protested in front of Hamburg-based ship owners against their substandard...
February 7th, 2014 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Health and Safety, Labour Disputes, Maritime Accidents, Pollution, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Ship Demolitions, Strikes | Read More

ITF affiliates battle tube cuts

ITF affiliates battle tube cuts
ITF affiliates the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) and Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) began the first of two 48-hour strikes on Tuesday evening, in protest against the planned closure of all ticket offices and around 1000 job losses across the underground...
February 6th, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

The Hellenic Shipyards scandal…

The Hellenic Shipyards scandal…
At the centre left the Hellenic Shipyards docks can be easily seen empty – photo courtesy John Faraclas In all earnest: shouldn’t the judicial European Authorities check the Hellenic Shipyards et al issue…? John Faraclas writes: I have been a strong advocate for over two decades (twenty-two years...
February 4th, 2014 | At the end of the day..., Bribery and Corruption, Civil Unrest, Comment, Corruption, Country Profiles, Defense, Disputes, European Union, Headlines, HR, Labour Disputes, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Sanctions, Seizures, Ship Conversions, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shiprepair, Story of the Month, Technical | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * France, Fos – National strike called: possible disruption to tanker ops * France, Fos – Union calls terminal staff to stop work at end of shift * United States, Delaware River – Ice Condition II:...
February 4th, 2014 | Bunkering, Inland Waterways, Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes, Weather | Read More

A dictatorship over workers at Qatar Airways

A dictatorship over workers at Qatar Airways
3 February 2014 – Commenting on Johanna Karlsson’s expose on Qatar Airways, Gabriel Mocho, ITF aviation secretary said:  “This excellent piece really gets to the heart of the issue for staff at Qatar Airways. Told by flight attendants, we hear about the surveillance, curfews and imprisonment...
February 3rd, 2014 | Aviation, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF and UNI turn over new leaf with DHL

ITF and UNI turn over new leaf with DHL
31 January 2014 – The ITF and fellow global union federation UNI turned over a new leaf in their relationship with the global delivery company Deutsche Post-DHL this week, as a joint statement on an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) mediation was issued. The ITF and UNI...
January 31st, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Update on MV Isis, Tilbury, UK

Update on MV Isis, Tilbury, UK
31 January 2014 – Last week the ITF initiated arrest procedures against the vessel Isis at Tilbury on behalf of its crew. As a result of the legal action the operators, Derna Carriers, have placed USD132, 000 with the UK agent to make good the crew’s claim to the end of December. This left repatriation...
January 31st, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Victor Crespo’s father murdered

Victor Crespo’s father murdered
Victor Manuel Crespo Puerto pictured before the attack 30 January 2014 – The father of endangered Honduran dockers’ leader Victor Crespo has died following a deliberate hit and run attack. The driver was seen running from the stolen car wielding a pistol. Victor Crespo was moved to safety following...
January 30th, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Father of threatened dockers’ leader murdered

Father of threatened dockers’ leader murdered
The ITF HQ’s in London 28 January 2014 – The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) is sad to announce that the father of Victor Crespo – the Honduran trade union leader threatened with death for his work in Puerto Cortés – has died following an attack on him and other family...
January 28th, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes, News | Read More

Global union movement condemns Turkish anti-union attacks

Global union movement condemns Turkish anti-union attacks
KESK members gather outside a courthouse following the arrests in 2012 On the eve of the trial of 502 trade union members in Turkey, the ITF’s acting general secretary Steve Cotton has written to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to condemn rights abuses in the country. In the letter, sent...
January 27th, 2014 | HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Politics and Government | Read More

ITF moves to arrest vessel Isis at Tilbury

ITF moves to arrest vessel Isis at Tilbury
The m/v Isis – photo by Pedro Amaral shipbroker.eu 23 January 2014 – The ITF has initiated arrest proceedings on behalf of the crew of the Marshall Islands-flagged M/S Isis, which is moored at Tilbury, England and whose crew are owed at least USD130, 000 in pay. The decision to arrest the...
January 24th, 2014 | Arrest of ships, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Korea union leaders surrender despite police violence

Korea union leaders surrender despite police violence
Police move in against rally held directly before KRWU officers’ planned surrender 15 January 2014 – There was widespread condemnation yesterday as Korean trade union leaders attempted to make a dignified surrender to police – despite violent police intervention. 13 Korean Railway Workers...
January 15th, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Rail | Read More

ITF slams ‘joke justice’ as Korea union leaders make dignified surrender to police

ITF slams ‘joke justice’ as Korea union leaders make dignified surrender to police
14 January 2014 – As 13 Korean Railway Workers Union (KRWU) trade union leaders charged with having led what was a legitimate and lawful industrial action made a dignified surrender to police today, the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) blasted the political vendetta behind their...
January 14th, 2014 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Informal drivers win back right to work

Informal drivers win back right to work
Rickshaw in motion Photo: Deepak Gupta 9 January 2014 – Informal auto rickshaw drivers in Chennai, India, won back the right to work following protests at Tambaram Railway station last month. The drivers had been lawfully using a specially allocated area at the railway station for thirty years....
January 9th, 2014 | Automobiles, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

IAM Delta activists go global

IAM Delta activists go global
7 January 2014 – The fight for rights for Delta Air Lines cabin crew came to Europe this week, as grassroots activists kicked off a week of activities in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on Monday 6 January. The ITF-affiliated International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), based...
January 7th, 2014 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF statement on the end of the Korea rail strike

ITF statement on the end of the Korea rail strike
The ITF HQ’s in London 3 January 2014 – The ITF has welcomed a settlement that has resulted in an end to indefinite strike action by its affiliate the Korean Railway Workers’ Union (KRWU), but has warned of the need for continued vigilance. The strikers returned to work on 31 December...
January 3rd, 2014 | HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Rail, Strikes | Read More

Turkish airlines reinstate its 305 sacked workers

Turkish airlines reinstate its 305 sacked workers
Hava-Is members protesting against Turkish Airways 24 December 2013 – A consensus accord between Turkish Airlines (THY) and the ITF-affiliated Turkish civil aviation union (Hava-Is) on 19th December will ensure the reinstatement of 305 sacked workers and end a 20-month dispute at the airline. A...
December 24th, 2013 | Airline Industry, Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Dockworkers urged to support 13 January action week for Port of Lisbon

Dockworkers urged to support 13 January action week for Port of Lisbon
23 December 2013 – The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and International Dockworkers’ Council (IDC) have pledged their support in a meeting on 17 December, for dockworkers in Lisbon who have been under prolonged attack from their government and employers. Working conditions for...
December 23rd, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF slams treatment of Honduran dockworkers

ITF slams treatment of Honduran dockworkers
19 December 2013 – The ITF protested against rights violations endured by ITF affiliates in Puerto Cortés in a letter to the President of Honduras, Porfirio Lobo, on 4 December. Workers have suffered numerous assaults against their rights in recent months. Back in February, Internal Container...
December 19th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Seacurus says seafarers should be protected now against risk of unpaid wages

Seacurus says seafarers should be protected now against risk of unpaid wages
Tom Brown Specialist marine insurance intermediary Seacurus says that reported doubts about the insurance industry’s ability to insure the liability for unpaid wages of abandoned seafarers under the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 are inaccurate and ill-founded. It is already an agreed principle under...
December 17th, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, ILO, Labour Disputes, Legal, Shipmanagement | Read More

Global affiliates unite to support Korean unions

Global affiliates unite to support Korean unions
Filipino workers show solidarity with those on strike in South Korea 16 December 2013 – ITF activists have mobilised in support of striking Korean rail workers, who are experiencing severe government retaliation during their strike, which started on 9 December . Reportedly, charges have already...
December 16th, 2013 | HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Rail, Strikes | Read More

Japanese unions win decade-long battle for public transport

Japanese unions win decade-long battle for public transport
Diet of Japan   Transport unions in Japan won a long-fought battle to implement better public transport legislation – after more than ten years of struggle. Thanks to the struggle of the Japanese Council of Transport Workers’ Unions (KOUN-ROKYO), to which many ITF affiliates belong, the Basic...
December 11th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Support grows for Norwegian dockers’ boycott

Support grows for Norwegian dockers’ boycott
21 November 2013 – ETF- and ITF-affiliated transport unions from across Denmark, Sweden and Norway have pledged their support to dockers in Risavika Terminal who are now in the second week of their boycott. Members of the Norwegian Transport Workers’ Union (NTF) began action in Risavika, near...
November 21st, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More