Archive for the ‘Labour Disputes’ Category

Agreement with port management ends Mumbai hunger strike

Agreement with port management ends Mumbai hunger strike
Members of the Union were on strike for 17 days A hunger strike at Gateway Terminals India (GTI) Mumbai that lasted for 17 days has come to an end after management of port operator APM Terminals (APMT) agreed to address union demands over a group of operations and maintenance staff. 26/08/2015 Members...
August 26th, 2015 | Associations, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Brazilian ports – strike action by customs staff

Brazilian ports – strike action by customs staff
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of national strike action by customs staff, potentially affecting Brazilian Ports from 19 August 2015. The ‘standard operation’ strike (minimum permitted numbers of staff on duty) is pay-related and currently has no set end date. ISS Brazil is working...
August 18th, 2015 | Associations, Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Ship Agencies, Strikes | Read More

Panama protests demand respect at DHL

Panama protests demand respect at DHL
11 August 2015 – On Friday a demonstration led by the ITF-affiliated SIELAS union (Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria de la Aviación Civil y Similares) was held outside DHL’s offices in Panama City. The protestors, joined by an international ITF delegation of DHL union leaders,...
August 11th, 2015 | Associations, HR, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Thai Airways tries ‘to kill off’ aviation union

Thai Airways tries ‘to kill off’ aviation union
The 2013 TG Union protest 10 August 2015 – Four union leaders from Thailand’s TG Union have today been ordered to pay over nine million US dollars in damages to Thai Airways Company (Thai Airways), after peaceful protests in 2013 resulted in a collective agreement for workers at the airline The ruling...
August 10th, 2015 | Associations, Aviation, Labour Disputes, Legal, Strikes | Read More

ITF challenges HPH over Australia and Indonesia worker treatment

ITF challenges HPH over Australia and Indonesia worker treatment
The ITF HQ’s in London 31 July 2015 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is challenging Hutchison Ports Holdings (HPH) over its behaviour at port facilities in Indonesia and Australia. In Australia Hutchison Ports Australia (HPA) stands accused of using automation and...
July 31st, 2015 | Associations, ITF, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Members take to streets to secure DHL workers’ rights

Members take to streets to secure DHL workers’ rights
Members of Colombia’s SNTT (Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores del Transporte) union took to the streets of five of the country’s cities yesterday to build union membership and worker confidence ahead of negotiations with the company tomorrow. They leafleted DHL workers and workplaces in Barranquilla,...
July 28th, 2015 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Polish dockers protest in bid for ‘life with dignity’

Polish dockers protest in bid for ‘life with dignity’
Dock workers in staged a protest last Tuesday (21 July) in their ongoing struggle for freedom of association and collective bargaining rights at the Port of Gdansk. An ITF dockers’ team, including second vice chair of the section Torben Seebold, was on the ground in support of the 100 members of affiliated...
July 28th, 2015 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Union achieves CBA and ends Air Madagascar strike

Union achieves CBA and ends Air Madagascar strike
A bitter, month-long dispute at Air Madagascar that grounded most of the carrier’s fleet for weeks finally ended on 17 July, following successful negotiations between the carrier and the ITF-affiliated Syndicat General Maritime de Madagascar (SYGMMA). Lucien Razafindraibe, SYGMMA general secretary,...
July 22nd, 2015 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

ITF young workers support AFA global action day

ITF young workers support AFA global action day
ITF youth leaders meeting in Washington DC, USA last week participated in the global action day by US cabin crew union AFA-CWA for a fair contract at United Airlines. Delegates at the ITF young transport workers global committee meeting unanimously decided to interrupt their meeting on 16 July to support...
July 21st, 2015 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

ITF backs UNI Amazon ‘shame day’

ITF backs UNI Amazon ‘shame day’
Steve Cotton UNI global union used Amazon’s 20th birthday on 15 July to highlight the grim reality for the company’s workers behind the commercial success story, and, along with the ver.di union, urged customers and citizens to send birthday greetings to the global retailer protesting against poor...
July 16th, 2015 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Europort urges Seafarer focus every day

Europort urges Seafarer focus every day
Urgency is required to nurture maritime education so that the impetus driving the International Maritime Organization’s Day of the Seafarer 2015, June 25th, is not in vain according to the organisers of Europort 2015. The theme is being developed to show “how the multi-faceted maritime world offers...
June 25th, 2015 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore | Read More

Arab World oil supply chain unions forge alliances for workers’ power

Arab World oil supply chain unions forge alliances for workers’ power
Oil supply chain unions in Arab World form alliances Unions representing workers along the oil supply chain in the Arab World have agreed strategies to work together more closely in order to increase workers’ power in Algeria and Iraq. 17/06/2015 The alliances were developed during two workshops in...
June 17th, 2015 | Associations, Education and Training, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, ITF, Labour Disputes, Markets, Oil Industry | Read More

Qatar guilty, says ILO

Qatar guilty, says ILO
  In a dramatic judgment today, the ILO (International Labour Organization) found Qatar guilty of allowing its state-owned airline, Qatar Airways (QR), to violate international and national agreements and institutionalise discrimination. 17/06/2015 – The case was successfully brought against...
June 17th, 2015 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, HR, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes, Organisations | Read More

Colombian court orders Avianca to pay workers cheated by decade of anti-unionism

Colombian court orders Avianca to pay workers cheated by decade of anti-unionism
Paddy Crumplin Colombia’s Constitutional Court has ordered the country’s national airline, Avianca, to pay an unprecedented sum estimated to be around USD2 million to workers whom it cheated of pay and benefits in a long term plan to prevent staff joining trade unions. The historical decision ends...
June 17th, 2015 | Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

First hub office opens in Humber to build union organising

First hub office opens in Humber to build union organising
Activists trained by the ITF and its affiliate Unite the Union have succeeded in setting up a hub office within Immingham Port – one of four major ports on the UK’s Humber river, Europe’s eighth largest port complex – to organise and forge alliances across job sectors. 17/06/2015 – The...
June 17th, 2015 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Maritime Education and Training, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ILO finds Qatar guilty

ILO finds Qatar guilty
The ITF’s exposure of practices at Qatar Airways sparked criticism worldwide, including this protest at the recent Scotland vs Qatar football match. (Credit: Richie Vietch) Geneva-based United Nations agency the ILO (International Labour Organization) today found Qatar guilty of allowing its state-owned...
June 16th, 2015 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, Corruption, Disputes, Health and Safety, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Safety and Security | Read More

NGO Shipbreaking Platform holds AGM 2015, visits ship recycling yards in Turkey

NGO Shipbreaking Platform holds AGM 2015, visits ship recycling yards in Turkey
the NGO Shipbreaking Platform secretariat and member organisations at the Turkish ship recyclers association in Aliaga, Turkey Brussels,  10 June 2015 – The NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of 19 environmental, human rights and labour rights organisations campaigning for safe, clean...
June 10th, 2015 | Corporate Social Responsibility, Corruption, Disputes, Emissions, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, News, Pollution, Safety and Security, Ship Demolitions | Read More

Libya airport strike suspended to allow injured to leave

Libya airport strike suspended to allow injured to leave
The ITF HQ’s in London The first strike held by a Libyan civil aviation union – which affected all the country’s airport operations – was suspended on 1 June after one week to allow injured people to leave for medical treatment. The General Air Transport Union (GATU) agreed to...
June 5th, 2015 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes, Military, Strikes | Read More

Maritime security at the Lomé Summit: Towards an African agreement for maritime security

Maritime security at the Lomé Summit: Towards an African agreement for maritime security
From November 2nd-7th, 2015 in Lomé, Togo LOME, Togo,  June 5, 2015/ — With six months left until the African Union summit dedicated to maritime security begins (http://www.african-union-togo2015.com), Togo held a press conference, on Tuesday June 2nd, around the preparations for this special...
June 5th, 2015 | Associations, Charity, Climate, Clubs, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Cruise Industry, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Fishing Trawlers, Food and Drink, Holidays, Immigration, Insurance and Reinsurance, Labour Disputes, Markets, Military, Oceanology, Oil Spill, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ITF applauds RUM president reinstatement by Malayan Railways

ITF applauds RUM president reinstatement by Malayan Railways
1 June 2015 – ITF has welcomed news received over the weekend from its affiliate the Railwaymen’s Union of Malaya (RUM) that Abdul Razak, the union’s president, has been reinstated with immediate effect by KTMB (Malayan Railways Ltd). KTMB dismissed 27 RUM leaders and activists and 110 were...
June 1st, 2015 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Rail | Read More

Protesting DP-DHL workers receive worldwide support

Protesting DP-DHL workers receive worldwide support
The scene outside today’s AGM Six thousand Deutsche Post-DHL workers who put the company on trial today at its annual general meeting in Frankfurt, Germany, were buoyed up by support from DHL unions around the world. The protesting workers, members of the ITF-affiliated ver.di union, were calling...
May 27th, 2015 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More

Shareholders must urge Deutsche Post-DHL to scrap plans to cut German parcel workers’ wages

Shareholders must urge Deutsche Post-DHL to scrap plans to cut German parcel workers’ wages
Steve Cotton Frankfurt, 27 May: UNI Global Union and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) are calling on shareholders attending today’s Deutsche Post-DHL AGM to warn management to reverse its decision to slash parcel workers’ wages and take away their rights. DP-DHL have announced...
May 27th, 2015 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

ITF and ITUC give guarded welcome to Iran releases

ITF and ITUC give guarded welcome to Iran releases
The ITF HQ’s in London The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) have given a guarded welcome to the news that Iranian trade unionists Davood Razavi and Ebrahim Madadi have been released on bail. The men had been imprisoned earlier...
May 21st, 2015 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Legal | Read More

Deutsche Post-DHL brings race to the bottom home to Germany

Deutsche Post-DHL brings race to the bottom home to Germany
Steve Cotton The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and UNI Global Union today condemned as cynical Deutsche Post-DHL’s move to drastically cut the pay of its parcel delivery workers in Germany. Thousands of ver.di union members at Deutsche Post-DHL are taking strike action this week,...
May 14th, 2015 | ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Perth protest rally targets oil and gas giant Chevron’s New Zealand operation

Perth protest rally targets oil and gas giant Chevron’s New Zealand operation
Paddy Crumplin A large and noisy rally targeting offshore hydrocarbon corporation Chevron has taken place outside the New Zealand consulate in Perth this morning. The protest was called by the Maritime Union of New Zealand (MUNZ) and International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) to alert the New Zealand...
May 12th, 2015 | ITF, Labour Disputes | Read More