Archive for the ‘Labour Disputes’ Category

ITF condemns Philippines killings

ITF condemns Philippines killings
The ITF HQ’s in London 2 August 2013 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’Federation) has expressed its outrage to the Philippines government over the second murder of a transport trade union leader in less than three weeks. Kagi Lucman, president of the Notre Dame Village Operators...
August 3rd, 2013 | Corruption, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF slams latest Philippines outrage

ITF slams latest Philippines outrage
The late Antonio “Dodong” Petalcorin 2 August 2013 – The ITF has expressed its outrage to the Philippines government over the second murder of a transport trade union leader in less than three weeks. At the beginning of July Antonio ‘Dodong’ Petalcorin, president of the Network...
August 3rd, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, News, Shipmanagement | Read More

Airport strikes possible as Belgian state pushes ahead with privatisation

Airport strikes possible as Belgian state pushes ahead with privatisation
2 August 2013 – ITF-affiliated union ACV/CSC TRANSCOM declared strike action may go ahead if Belgian airport privatisation ignores workers’ demands. When French company Egis takes over Ostend and Antwerp airports at the beginning of 2014, over 200 airport workers stand to lose out directly....
August 2nd, 2013 | Airline Industry, Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Luxembourg unions celebrate dispute victory

Luxembourg unions celebrate dispute victory
Cargolox protest 1 August 2013 – Unions in Luxembourg finally reached an agreement with management last week in a long-running dispute around collective working agreements for aviation workers. The ITF and ETF-affiliated Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Luxembourg (OGBL) and the ETF-affiliated...
August 2nd, 2013 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Ver.di pledges its support for TÜMTIS workers

Ver.di pledges its support for TÜMTIS workers
The ITF HQ’s in London Ver.di pledges its support for TÜMTIS workers   Representatives of the German union ver.di travelled to Turkey last week to meet striking TÜMTIS workers.     Ver.di delegates also met with the German consulate in Turkey and the Turkish-German Chamber...
July 27th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF alleges law-breaking by Turkish Airlines and government

ITF alleges law-breaking by Turkish Airlines and government
The ITF HQ’s in London 25 July 2013 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and its affiliated union Hava-Is today presented further evidence to the International Labour Organization (ILO) alleging unlawful behaviour by Turkish Airlines (THY) and the Turkish government. The...
July 25th, 2013 | Airline Industry, Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Greek Shipping, unsolicited support, as always, the Motherland!

Greek Shipping, unsolicited support, as always, the Motherland!
The following are the main points from the latest John Faraclas live interview to Niki Lymperakis of SBC TV last Friday, the 19th of July 2013; please click below, listen and comment: [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/102528388%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-jGRu5″ params=””...
July 25th, 2013 | European Union, Labour Disputes, Maritime Education and Training, News, Politics and Government, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

SATAWU strike at South African Airlines

SATAWU strike at South African Airlines
23 July 2013 – ITF affiliate South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) announced strike action for last Thursday following a dispute over wage increases with South African Airlines (SAA). SATAWU announced its intention to strike earlier this month, and was given a strike certificate...
July 23rd, 2013 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

RMT rejects Orkney Ferries pay offer in long-running dispute

RMT rejects Orkney Ferries pay offer in long-running dispute
Shipping Union RMT today announced that it has rejected a derisory pay offer and slammed managements complete contempt for the workforce in a long-running dispute over pay justice on Orkney Ferries. The union has  warned that that arrogant and bullying attitude of the company could force an escalation...
July 19th, 2013 | Coastal Shipping, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF acting general secretary takes action on members’ concerns

ITF acting general secretary takes action on members’ concerns
Stephen Cotton (centre) listens to Bulgarian workers 18 July 2013 – Stephen Cotton, ITF acting general secretary, met with Bulgarian workers earlier this week to get an understanding of the issues they face. Cotton is visiting the country’s capital, Sofia – which will host the ITF’s...
July 18th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

The shipping markets, the shipbuilding industry et al: caution and uncertainty

The shipping markets, the shipbuilding industry et al: caution and uncertainty
The following are the main points from the latest John Faraclas live interview to Nike Lymperakis of SBC TV last Friday the 12th of July 2013; please log below, listen and comment: Faraclas explained that there is an oxymoron with the unexpected small rise of the Baltic Dry Index  to 1, 149 points,...
July 15th, 2013 | Disputes, European Union, Labour Disputes, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, News, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance | Read More

Zero time for the Shipbuilding Industry

Zero time for the Shipbuilding Industry
Without Prejudice Zero time for the Shipbuilding Industry By John Faraclas Last Friday during my regular SBC TV live shipping markets analysis and world politics, the interviewer presenter Nike Limberakis, given my views on this sector, raised the issue of the shipyards crisis, saying that according...
July 15th, 2013 | Breaking News, Labour Disputes, Maritime Fraud, Shipbuilding and Shipyards | Read More

ITF condemns violence against bus workers in Fes

ITF condemns violence against bus workers in Fes
UMT Morocco 11 July 2013 – Two union representatives have been arrested and others injured following a police attack on a peaceful protest in Morocco on Monday 8 July. ITF affiliate the Union des Syndicats UMT des Transports (UMT) reports that those injured were employees of City Bus in Fes, and...
July 12th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Rail, Strikes | Read More

Port unions resolve to organise campaign against DPW

Port unions resolve to organise campaign against DPW
The ITF HQ’s in London 11 July 2013 – ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) dockers’ union representatives meeting in Chicago, USA, resolved this week to organise a global campaign highlighting the need for global network terminal operator (GNT) DP World to engage with unions...
July 11th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Swissport’s Spanish strike continues despite strike-breaking

Swissport’s Spanish strike continues despite strike-breaking
9 July 2013 – ITF affiliates across Spain continue to strike despite anti-union behaviour by employers Swissport. With strike action taking place at eight airports across Spain on several dates over June and July, it is reported that Swissport is replacing striking workers with temporary staff. The...
July 9th, 2013 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Antwerp port strike ends following agreement over dockers’ work

Antwerp port strike ends following agreement over dockers’ work
Belgian dockers were on strike for six days 8 July 2013  –  A strike in the Port of Antwerp, Belgium which began after union delegates were refused entry to a warehouse during a routine inspection, has come to an end. ITF- and ETF-affiliated unions ACV Transcom, ABVV-BTB, ACLVB were all involved...
July 8th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

ETF and ITF support fightback over potential change to Spanish port recruitment

ETF and ITF support fightback over potential change to Spanish port recruitment
5 July 2013 – The ETF and ITF have begun a consultation process with affiliated unions in Spain, to see how they can support them following news that changes could be made to the way dockworkers are recruited in Spanish ports. The European Commission (EC) is referring Spain to the Court of Justice...
July 5th, 2013 | Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Second East Asia maritime action week begins Monday

Second East Asia maritime action week begins Monday
The ITF HQ in London 28 June 2013 – Seafarers, dockers and ITF inspectors will launch the year’s second East Asia maritime action week at major ports in Japan, Korea, Russia and Taiwan from 1 to 5 July. The week is intended to ensure the welfare and safety of seafarers. With the Maritime Labour...
June 28th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF/IndustriALL press release: Global unions put PWCS on notice

ITF/IndustriALL press release: Global unions put PWCS on notice
The ITF HQ in London London, overnight 24 to 25 June 2013 – Global union federations the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and IndustriALL Global Union have put Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) – a major coal exporter based in Australia’s Port of Newcastle – on notice...
June 25th, 2013 | HR, Labour Disputes | Read More

Georgian dockers secure improved conditions following strike action

Georgian dockers secure improved conditions following strike action
Employers came back to the table following strike action by dockers in Batimi 7  June 2013 – Dockers in the Georgian port of Batumi have agreed a number of improved conditions for workers after management came to the table for good faith negotiations following union strike action. ITF affiliate,...
June 7th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Philippine Airlines talks welcomed but unions watch developments

Philippine Airlines talks welcomed but unions watch developments
  The 8th ITF Asia-Pacific regional conference passed a resolution to reiterate its support and solidarity with the Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA), which has been fighting a Philippine Airlines (PAL) outsourcing plan that saw 2, 400 check-in, baggage, catering and technical...
June 7th, 2013 | Airline Industry, Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Statement on failure of Qatar’s ICAO relocation bid

Statement on failure of Qatar’s ICAO relocation bid
3 June 2013 – Commenting on the failure and withdrawal of the Qatari government’s bid to have the ICAO The ITF HQ’s in London (International Civil Aviation Organization) headquarters relocated from Canada to the country’s capital, Doha, ITF president Paddy Crumlin said: “This is great...
June 4th, 2013 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF urges Croatia to engage in rail social dialogue

ITF urges Croatia to engage in rail social dialogue
Croatian rail workers on strike On behalf of its affiliates the Railroad Engineers Trade Union of Croatia and the Railway Workers’ Trade Union of Croatia, the ITF has urged the Croatian government to engage in proper social dialogue with unions over railway restructuring, job cuts and late wages. In...
June 1st, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF complains to Mitsui over ongoing Vancouver lockout

ITF complains to Mitsui over ongoing Vancouver lockout
31 May 2013 -The ITF has made a formal complaint over the continued lockout of dockers at the Port of Vancouver in Washington, USA. The aggressive tactic, affecting around 200 members of ITF affiliate the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, has been taken by United Grain, which is owned by Japanese...
May 31st, 2013 | Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ETF congress discusses work priorities

ETF congress discusses work priorities
31 May 2013 – Affiliates at the ETF 2013 congress on 29-31 May in Berlin, Germany assessed ETF activities over the past four years and set the organisation’s work priorities for the next four years. ETF President Lars Lindgren addressed more than 400 participants from over 30 European countries...
May 31st, 2013 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Environment, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More