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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: * Worldwide – Notice regarding SPM Channel regulations * Indonesia, Tuban – TPPI Tuban Port Update * Argentina, San Lorenzo-San Martin – Sailors strike at San Lorenzo Port * Bunker Update –...
May 20th, 2013 | Bunkering, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Strike! The impact on shipping of industrial action at port terminals

Strike! The impact on shipping of industrial action at port terminals
Scott Pilkington Strike! The impact on shipping of industrial action at port terminals by Scott Pilkington, Associate, Holman Fenwick Willan Hong Kong Strikes and industrial action at port terminals can  occur suddenly and can cause severe disruption,  even preventing a terminal from working  completely. This...
May 18th, 2013 | Labour Disputes, Legal | Read More

Vahed urges May Day workers’ rights protests

Vahed urges May Day workers’ rights protests
Ebrahim Madadi ITF affiliate the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburban Bus Company (Vahed Syndicate) marked May Day in Tehran by calling on all Iranian workers and their unions to protest against workers’ rights violations in Iran. In a statement issued on 29 April, the Vahed Syndicate blamed...
May 12th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Politics and Government | Read More

Black Sea action to target ‘sea of shame’

Black Sea action to target ‘sea of shame’
Steve Cotton The ITF and its affiliated maritime unions in Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine will be exposing substandard working conditions and fighting for improved safety in what they have described as the ‘Black Sea of shame’, next week, from 13 to 15 May. The Black Sea is...
May 12th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, News, Safety and Security | Read More

Political risk cover gets infrastructure projects off the ground

Political risk cover gets infrastructure projects off the ground
Political risk cover gets infrastructure projects off the ground (source:Lloyd’s of London) Whether it’s a high speed train, a wind farm or a sports stadium, infrastructure investment is a hot topic right now. However, the success of such projects can be in jeopardy by exposure to a wide range...
May 11th, 2013 | Insurance and Reinsurance, Labour Disputes, Piracy and Terrorism | Read More

Police in force at Vancouver port

Police in force at Vancouver port
8 May 2013 – The police were out in force as ILWU Local 4 supporters protested with placards outside the main gate to the United Grain Corporation at the Port of Vancouver on 1 May. The dispute between union dockworkers and Mitsui-owned United Grain has escalated since the company locked out 44...
May 8th, 2013 | Labour Disputes | Read More

National Express Group’s US ‘human rights’ record under renewed fire at AGM

National Express Group’s US ‘human rights’ record under renewed fire at AGM
National Express Group’s US ‘human rights’ record under renewed fire at AGM 6 May 2013 – Further evidence has emerged that National Express Group is pushing human rights in its North American operations to the limit on the eve of its London AGM on 9 May.   Representatives of the US-based...
May 6th, 2013 | HR, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

ETF organises European Action Day on 12 June to demand a social dimension inside the Single European Sky

ETF organises European Action Day on 12 June to demand a social dimension inside the Single European Sky
Today, Tuesday 30 April 2013*, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) announced that Air Traffic Management (ATM) employees are mobilising for a European Action Day on 12 June 2013 to demand the establishment of a fair, cooperative and social Single European Sky (SES). Air Traffic Control...
May 1st, 2013 | Labour Disputes | Read More

Contract victory for Swedish transport workers after 45 minute strike

Contract victory for Swedish transport workers after 45 minute strike
25 April 2013 -Road haulage and port workers in Sweden secured a new three year contract this week after staging industrial action which lasted just 45 minutes. Members of the Swedish Transport Workers’ Union (STWU) walked out at noon on Wednesday following the breakdown of negotiations with the Swedish...
April 26th, 2013 | Labour Disputes | Read More

Lack of due progress breeds fear of criminalisation among seafarers

Lack of due progress breeds fear of criminalisation among seafarers
Seafarers’ suggestions on how to improve their situation when facing criminal charges were presented at the landmark 100th session of the Legal Committee of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) which met in London on 15 – 19 April, 2013.   The suggestions, which emanated from a comprehensive...
April 25th, 2013 | Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

ITF in solidarity with COPE members at Toronto Island Airport

ITF in solidarity with COPE members at Toronto Island Airport
Striking COPE members at Porter FBO The ITF has written to the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE) to express solidarity for its members who fuel Porter Airlines aircraft at Toronto Island Airport, who have been on strike since 10 January over alleged poor treatment by the company. It...
April 16th, 2013 | Labour Disputes | Read More

Norway union blockades port to protect dockers’ work

Norway union blockades port to protect dockers’ work
An aerial view of Port of Drammen, Norway Dockers in the Port of Drammen, Norway have successfully prevented non-registered workers from unloading a ship via a harbour blockade. The action by ITF and ETF affiliated union members in the port was put in place to stop the unloading of the Carta Maria, which...
April 14th, 2013 | Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF calls on new ports CEO to bring Maldives dispute to an end

ITF calls on new ports CEO to bring Maldives dispute to an end
Maldives port workers have held protests outside MPL offices The ITF is making a fresh effort to bring the long running dispute involving dockers in the Maldives to a close. The dockers section secretary has written to the new CEO of Maldives Port Ltd (MPL), a 100% government owned company, calling for...
April 14th, 2013 | Labour Disputes | Read More

Victory for ILA as members ratify master agreement

Victory for ILA as members ratify master agreement
  Harold Daggett In a significant victory for the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA), the ratification of a six-year master contract for dockworkers on 9 April was backed by every ILA local union and approved overwhelmingly by 88 per cent of the more than 8, 000 ILA members who voted...
April 14th, 2013 | Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF calls for release of Turkish trade union detainees

ITF calls for release of Turkish trade union detainees
9 April 2013 – The ITF has called for the release of Turkish trade unionists detained under unsubstantiated terrorism-related charges. The detainees, who are due to face their first trial hearing in Ankara tomorrow, include Yunus Akil the former President of the ITF’s bus union BTS and international...
April 9th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Safety and Security, Strikes | Read More

ITF president meets with Hong Kong dockers during solidarity mission

ITF president meets with Hong Kong dockers during solidarity mission
The ITF HQ’s in London 9 April 2013 – ITF president and chair of the ITF dockers’ section Paddy Crumlin attended a solidarity meeting with striking dockworkers at the Port of Hong Kong this afternoon. Addressing members of the Union of Hong Kong Dockers (UHKD), Mr Crumlin said that systematic...
April 9th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Global ‘families’ day’ shows support for persecuted DHL Turkey workers

The ITF HQ’s in London 25 March 2013* -Union members and supporters will hold a global DHL Families’ Day tomorrow (today 26 March) to back the families of workers at logistics giant DHL in Turkey who have faced dismissal and aggression by the company. Key events will be held in London and Istanbul,...
March 26th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF and Hava-Is lodge Turkey ILO complaint

 22 March 2013 – The  ITF and its Turkish affiliate Hava-Is have lodged a complaint with the ILO against both the Turkish government and Turkish Airlines, the national flag carrier.   The complaint is against the government in relation to the conduct of Turkish Airlines that led to the dismissal...
March 22nd, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

London and Istanbul among sites for Deutsche Post-DHL protests

The ITF HQ’s in London 19 March 2013 – On March 26 union members and supporters around the world will be showing their support for the families of workers at logistics giant DHL in Turkey who have faced dismissal and aggression by the company. Among the sites for the DHL Families’ Day will...
March 20th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Tentative deal reached for longshoremen at Port of New York

 14 March 2013 – The local agreement covers the Port of New York The ITF is reacting with cautious optimism to news that a tentative six-year labour agreement has been reached for workers at the Port of New York.  ITF-affiliated union the International Longshoreman’s Association (ILA), which...
March 14th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More

IBF press statement: Non Seafarers Work Clause

14 March 2013 – The IBF High Level Officers meeting held in Stockholm, Sweden on 12 of March 2013, considered, inter alia,   the industrial dispute at the US West Coast which has led to a lockout of dock workers supporting a lawful action by the ITF affiliated ILWU. Both parties agreed a joint...
March 14th, 2013 | Associations, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

German workers take job loss protests to Vodafone HQ

Protestors against job cuts demonstrate outside Vodafone’s global HQ in London  12 March 2013 – German workers whose jobs are under threat after a takeover by Vodafone, together with supporters from the ITF and UK unions RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers), CWU (Communication...
March 12th, 2013 | IT and Communications, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Spanish and British workers join in rejecting Walsh’s Iberia cuts

Spanish and British workers join in rejecting Walsh’s Iberia cuts Iberia workers beginning their second phase of industrial action today are being supported by their international colleagues. As they kick off a week of demonstrations in Spain they will be joined by delegations from unions supporting...
March 4th, 2013 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Niger urged to act over court union ruling

SNCRN workers striking at Trenson Investment Trading, Niger. 1 March 2013 – SNCRN workers striking at Trenson Investment Trading, Niger. The ITF has written to Niger’s minister of transport urging government action over a high court ruling that its affiliate Syndicat National des Conducteurs...
March 1st, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Legal | Read More

ITF proposes Said Elhairech for international trade union rights award

Said Elhairech 27 February 2013 – The ITF (International Transport Workers Federation) today proposed embattled Moroccan trade unionist Said Elhairech for the Febe Elisabeth Velasquez prize, an international award that recognises those who take personal risks to defend trade union rights in their...
February 27th, 2013 | Awards, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More