Archive for the ‘Labour Disputes’ Category

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

ITF and IDC promoting justice for dockers

ITF and IDC promoting justice for dockers
Paddy Crumlin and Jordi Aragunde sign the agreement Leaders of the ITF and IDC (International Dockworkers’ Council) met in Barcelona, Spain, at the end of last week to look at ways the two organisations can work together to defend dockworkers’ rights. 09/02/2016 – The one-day high level meeting...
February 9th, 2016 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Reports | Read More

Transport workers protest across Europe in support of Polish dockers

Transport workers protest across Europe in support of Polish dockers
Maciek Konopka had his contract at DCT Gdansk terminated Transport workers have held protests in locations across Europe to demonstrate their objection to the poor treatment of workers in the Port of Gdansk, Poland. 09/02/2016 – ITF/ETF affiliated union Solidarnosc has members based at Deepwater...
February 9th, 2016 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

General strike in Greece extended by 48 hours

General strike in Greece extended by 48 hours
Port of Piraeus – The container terminal Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising that a general strike in Greece has been extended by another 48 hours and is affecting the routes of domestic and local ferries and commercial vessels calling at Piraeus, Aspropyrgos, Eleusis, Pachi and Megara...
January 29th, 2016 | Associations, HR, Labour Disputes, News, Strikes | Read More

New 48 hour general strike in Greece from 27 January

New 48 hour general strike in Greece from 27 January
Port of Piraeus Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a new 48 hour strike in Greece on 27 January which is expected to affect the routes of domestic and local ferries and commercial vessels calling at Piraeus, Aspropyrgos, Eleusis, Pachi and Megara ports for cargo discharging.  The strike...
January 25th, 2016 | Associations, Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  22-Jan-2016 SVITZER TOWAGE REACH AGREEMENT WITH THREE UNIONS Australia PORT PREPARES FOR ARRIVAL OF SEVERE WINTER STORM Delaware Bay, USA Svitzer Towage reach agreement with three unions Friday, January 22, 2016, Australia Svitzer Towage and the tug crew three unions have...
January 22nd, 2016 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

20 January – 48 hour general strike in Greece

20 January – 48 hour general strike in Greece
Port of Piraeus Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a 48 hour strike of the Seamen’s Union in Greece on 20 January,  which is expected to affect the routes of domestic and local ferries, and commercial vessels calling at Piraeus, Aspropyrgos, Eleusis, Pachi, Megara and Thessaloniki...
January 19th, 2016 | Associations, Labour Disputes, News, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Unions put Thailand on trial over failure to protect workers rights

Unions put Thailand on trial over failure to protect workers rights
The ITF HQ’s in London The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has joined its Thai member unions the Thai Airways International Union (TG Union) and the State Enterprise Workers Relations Confederation (SERC) to put the Thai government’s behaviour on trial at the International...
January 19th, 2016 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Korean unions facing crackdown need urgent global support

Korean unions facing crackdown need urgent global support
Australian Unions show solidarity The ITF has urged its affiliates to step up their global solidarity for Korean unions facing an ongoing serious crackdown. 16/12/2015 The Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU), the Korean Public Service and Transport Workers’ Union (KPTU) and other unions...
December 16th, 2015 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Nobel laureate stands alongside ITF Qatar Airways campaign

Nobel laureate stands alongside ITF Qatar Airways campaign
Houcine Abassi stood with Qatar Airways campaigners before receiving the Nobel Peace Prize Nobel Peace Prize winner Houcine Abassi has shown his support for workers at Qatar Airways who are fighting for respect and dignity at the company. 11/12/2015 – Talking to protestors in Oslo, Norway he said:...
December 11th, 2015 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF intervenes over Senegal aviation worker punishments

ITF intervenes over Senegal aviation worker punishments
The ITF has urged the Senegalese president to act over punitive actions taken against aviation workers and their union, following a plea for help from its affiliate, the Syndicat Unique des Travailleurs des Transports Aériens et Activités Annexes du Sénégal (SUTTAAAS). 26/11/2015 – The union...
November 26th, 2015 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF demands Korea ends union onslaught

ITF demands Korea ends union onslaught
The ITF has demanded that the Korean president act to end the government and police onslaught against workers and unions over their right to organise. 24/11/2015 This follows an outcry by the ITF, global unions and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) over the attacks on the ITF-affiliated...
November 24th, 2015 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Arab Trade Union Confederation backs international campaigns for Qatar rights reform

The Arab Trade Union Confederation (ATUC) – which represents union federations across the Arab and Middle Eastern region – has backed the campaigns by global union organisations to achieve justice for workers in Qatar. Members of the ATUC general council, meeting in Casablanca, have resolved as follows: After...
November 13th, 2015 | Airline Industry, Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Global union organisations back embattled Korean union

Global union bodies the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) and ITF (International Transport Workers) have swung into action to support a Korean trade union facing state victimisation. Both bodies are mobilising their global networks of affiliated unions to protest to the Korean government...
November 13th, 2015 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF urges Alcoa to rethink Australian coastal sackings

ITF urges Alcoa to rethink Australian coastal sackings
The ITF HQ’s in London The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has urged multi-billion dollar American corporation Alcoa to reassess its decision to sack Australian seafarers engaged in coastal trade. 12/11/2015 – The ITF – which represents 4.7 million transport workers...
November 12th, 2015 | Associations, Flags, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Victorious Cardiff bus workers thank ITF affiliates for solidarity

Victorious Cardiff bus workers thank ITF affiliates for solidarity
Bus drivers, engineers and technicians employed by Cardiff City Transport Ltd have won their battle for fair pay after four days of strike action, and have warmly thanked the ITF affiliates who supported them. 12/11/2015 – ITF affiliated unions from 15 countries, including Togo, India, Norway...
November 12th, 2015 | Associations, HR, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Logistics | Read More

12 November – 24 hour general strike in Greece

12 November – 24 hour general strike in Greece
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a 24 hour general strike in Greece on 12 November which is expected to affect vessel movements at all Greek ports and terminals. The strike action is scheduled to start at 06:00 local time on 12 November and end at 06:00 on 13 November. During the...
November 11th, 2015 | Canals, Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Strikes | Read More

Global delivery activists condemn India knife attack and union repression in Korea

Global delivery activists condemn India knife attack and union repression in Korea
KPTU delegation in Nyon Over 100 global delivery workers and union activists meeting in Nyon, Switzerland have united to condemn a knife attack on a DHL courier in India and union repression in Korea. 06/11/2015 – Last week, Sunil Pilani, 36, was stabbed several times on his way from work to his...
November 6th, 2015 | Associations, Health and Safety, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Qatar Airways protesters target FC Barcelona members meeting

Qatar Airways protesters target FC Barcelona members meeting
The cabin crew were masked and gagged because QR staff are denied the right to speak out A group of airline cabin crew gathered outside the FC Barcelona members’ meeting on Sunday to ask the football giant to reject further sponsorship by Qatar Airways (QR). In the protest, at the Palau de Congressos...
October 26th, 2015 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Sports | Read More

Protesters ask FC Barca to rediscover its soul

Protesters ask FC Barca to rediscover its soul
The ITF HQ’s in London A group of airline cabin crew members will gather outside the FC Barcelona members’ meeting in Barcelona on Sunday (25 October) to ask the football giant to search its soul – and reject further sponsorship by Qatar Airways. The protest will take place at the Palau de...
October 23rd, 2015 | Associations, Corporate Social Responsibility, ITF, Labour Disputes, Sports | Read More

ITF backs Air France unions

ITF backs Air France unions
The ITF HQ’s in London The executive board of the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation), representing transport workers’ unions worldwide, has spoken out today in Chennai, India, to back the unions confronting Air France’s job cuts plan. The board also expressed their and their...
October 22nd, 2015 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Cabin crew member protesting at London air show

Cabin crew member protesting at London air show
Photo: Cabin crew member protesting at London air show A masked and gagged cabin crew member protested outside a London air show today where a Qatar Airways executive was speaking. The airline’s staff are denied a union voice to defend themselves and are subject to punishment for going public. You...
September 16th, 2015 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Executive Travel, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF urges Chile president to act ahead of air action

ITF urges Chile president to act ahead of air action
The ITF HQ’s in London The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has urged the president of Chile to act to stave off the need for industrial action across Chile tomorrow. If tomorrow’s planned action takes place, it is likely to affect the civil aviation sector right across...
September 14th, 2015 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Global campaign launched to end sackings and union busting at Polish port

Global campaign launched to end sackings and union busting at Polish port
The campaign calls for activist Maciek Konopka to be reinstated A global campaign is being launched in support of Maciek Konopka and his colleagues at Deepwater Container Terminal (DCT) Gdansk as union-busting activity by management reaches new heights. 28/08/2015 Konopka has been sacked from his...
August 28th, 2015 | HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes | Read More

First victory for staff rights at Qatar Airways

First victory for staff rights at Qatar Airways
Steve Cotton The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is celebrating the first victory for staff rights at Qatar Airways (QR) after the airline admitted that it has removed its contractual pregnancy and marriage prohibitions. These demanded that anyone becoming pregnant had to notify management,...
August 27th, 2015 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More