Archive for the ‘Labour Disputes’ Category

ITF blames Walsh for Iberia strike

ITF blames Walsh for Iberia strike
  An Iberia Airline’s jet 25 February 2013 – The ITF has put the blame on Willie Walsh for the start of a series of strikes by Iberia workers in defence of their jobs.  Willie Walsh is CEO of IAG, the parent group of Iberia and British Airways.   ITF civil aviation secretary Gabriel Mocho...
February 26th, 2013 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Breaking News, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Iberia strike latest: ITF comment

The ITF HQ’s in London The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has issued the following comment on the first phase of the strikes called by Iberia workers in defence of their jobs. Speaking from the ILO (International Labour Organization) aviation global dialogue forum in Geneva,...
February 22nd, 2013 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Workers strike at Maceio port in Brazil

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising of a strike by port workers at Maceio port in Brazil on Friday 22nd February from 0700 to 13.00 hours. The striking port workers will include stevedores and linesmen so the port will not be operative during...
February 21st, 2013 | Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

World shipping: Just get your act together; Greece: time please…

World shipping: Just get your act together; Greece: time please…
John Faraclas World Shipping: Caution for the coming years as the markets, all markets are unsustainable. Overcapacity and World Politics the name of the Game. Greece must get its act together before is to late too… The following are the main points from the latest John Faraclas live interview to Panos...
February 20th, 2013 | Comment, European Union, Holidays, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Markets, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Tourism, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Unions push for safe and decent work at air crisis forum

The ITF HQ’s in London 20 February 2013 – The ITF and its member unions from the civil aviation sector will be upholding safety and decent working conditions at a crucial ILO (International Labour Organization) meeting opening in Geneva today. The three day event – known as a global dialogue...
February 20th, 2013 | Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

ISS warns of impact on crew logistics services following major strike by Iberia airlines

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is warning of a likely impact on crew logistics services in all Spanish ports after the main unions for Iberia airlines called a five day national strike in Spain from 18th February to 22nd February. It is anticipated...
February 19th, 2013 | Aviation, Labour Disputes, Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Ship Agencies, Strikes | Read More

Strike which ‘paralyzed’ Indian port ends as new CBA agreed

Strike which ‘paralyzed’ Indian port ends as new CBA agreed
  Workers at Vallarpadam Terminal were on strike for 10 days Photo: Bharat S Raj, CC by-sa 3.0 15 February 2013 – A strike which brought the Kochi International Container Transhipment Terminal (ICTT Vallarpadam) in Kerala, India to a standstill for 10 days has ended after drivers and cleaners...
February 15th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, News, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Greek Shipping: get your act together! All sectors and stakeholders must come to their senses; politicians and unions first!

Greek Shipping: get your act together! All sectors and stakeholders must come to their senses; politicians and unions first!
John N. Faraclas The following are the main points from the latest John Faraclas live interview to Panos Thomakos on SBC TV last Friday the 8th  of February 2013: 1. On the Markets, Faraclas and following Moundreas’ weekly video on the state of the market- chartering, S & P, as well as the shipbuilding...
February 11th, 2013 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Coastal Shipping, Disputes, Energy, Labour Disputes, Logistics, Maritime Tourism, Markets, News, Ocean Shipping, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Sales and Purchases, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shipfinance, Shipping Indices, Short Sea Shipping, Stock Markets, Strikes | Read More

Greece urged to halt attempts to break seafarers’ strike

The ITF HQ’s in London The ITF has written to the Greek Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, and the Minister of Shipping and Aegean, Kostas Mousouroulis, urging the government to withdraw the civil mobilisation order implemented on 5 February to order striking seamen back to work or face arrest.  The...
February 8th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hong Kong unions call for improved pay and conditions for outsourced dockers

HK dockers are calling on outsourcing companies to make improvements in terms and conditions Hong Kong unions call for improved pay and conditions for outsourced dockersDockers’ unions in Hong Kong have joined forces to demand improvements in pay and conditions for port workers working for outsourcing...
February 5th, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More

HOT Port News from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world. In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * Germany, Kiel Canal – Diver inspections and repairs * Singapore, Jurong Port – Construction of sea water intake structure * Australia, Newcastle – 24-hour rail strike set to affect coal supplies *...
February 5th, 2013 | Canals, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Greek Shipping: First Among equals

Greek Shipping: First Among equals
John Faraclas Greek Shipping: First Among equals The following are the main points from the latest John Faraclas live interview to Panos Thomakos on SBC TV last Friday the 1st  of February 2013: 1. On the Markets, Faraclas reiterated his view that with the BDI down to 750 points there is no sustainability...
February 4th, 2013 | Flags, Labour Disputes, Markets, News, Politics and Government, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Seamen’s Union launches 48 hour strike action in Greece affecting key ports

Seamen’s Union launches 48 hour strike action in Greece affecting key ports
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS)*, the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising of 48 hour strike action in Greece by the Seamen’s Union from 0600 on Thursday 31 January until 0600 on Saturday 2 February 2013. Piraeus Container Terminal ISS Greece has confirmed that the strike disruption...
January 31st, 2013 | Coastal Shipping, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Across Europe pilots and cabin crew walk out for passenger safety

22 January 2013 -Pilots and cabin crew across Europe will ring the alarm bell against the new European flight duty time rules. Under the motto ‘Walkout for Safety’ the action will include simultaneous demonstrations at major European airports, handing over of a Safety Petition with approximately...
January 22nd, 2013 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

More Turkish airline workers reinstated after labour court order

Turkish aviation workers have won another legal victory against Turkish Airlines (THY) following the unfair dismissal of 305 workers in 2012.   On 25 December 2012 a total of 13 maintenance, repair and overhaul workers of THY’s Turkish technic operations won their reinstatement cases. The workers...
January 3rd, 2013 | Aviation, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF welcomes continued negotiations in ILA dispute

The ITF HQ’s in London 3 January 2013 – The ITF has welcomed the extension of contract negotiations in the US East Coast ports. Talks are set to continue until 6th February 2013 following agreement between the parties, see: http://www.ilaunion.org/news_Positive_Agreement.html “This...
January 3rd, 2013 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More