Archive for the ‘Strikes’ Category

European Dockworkers to hold two-hour strikes on June 29

European Dockworkers to hold two-hour strikes on June 29
The International Dockworkers Council (IDC) has called a Europe-wide port stoppage in support of the conflict faced by Spanish dockers and in opposition to the ultra-liberal policies of the European Commission (EC).  Once the conflict in Spain has been resolved, the IDC expects the EC to reconvene...
June 19th, 2017 | Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Strikes | Read More

Shipping Intelligence Advisory: Indefinite customs strike in Chile

Shipping Intelligence Advisory: Indefinite customs strike in Chile
Port of Tilbury, UK, 24 May 2017: Nisomar, the data-driven maritime services company, is advising of an indefinite strike from today, Wednesday 24 May, by the National Association of Customs Officers of Chile (ANFACH) which will affect all Chilean ports, airports and borders in the country. The strike...
May 24th, 2017 | Associations, Aviation, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

RMT protest in Poole at European Maritime Day event on Thursday

RMT protest in Poole at European Maritime Day event on Thursday
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT will be protesting against low-cost crewing in the shipping industry – as practiced by local employer Condor Ferries – outside the European Maritime Day conference in Poole on Thursday. The protest will take place Thursday 18th May, 8.30am, Poole Lighthouse Arts and...
May 15th, 2017 | Associations, HR, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

48 hour strike in Greece – Seamen’s Union

48 hour strike in Greece – Seamen’s Union
View of the Piraeus Port Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a 48 hour strike by the Seamen’s Union in Greece from 2-4 December. The strike is due to affect all domestic and local ferry routes to and from Piraeus to the Greek Islands.  Earlier, the Crew Union of the Tug boats also confirmed...
December 1st, 2016 | Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  07-Oct-2016 PORT READINESS CONDITION YANKEE SET AS PORTS BRACE FOR HURRICANE MATTHEW Savannah & Brunswick, Georgia, USA OIL & GAS WORKERS’ STRIKE AVOIDED Norway EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE MATTHEW MOVING CLOSER TO FLORIDA EAST COAST Florida, USA Port Readiness Condition...
October 7th, 2016 | Energy, Gas, Oil Industry, Oil Platforms and Rigs, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes, Weather | Read More

North Sea oil strikers want your messages of support!

North Sea oil strikers want your messages of support!
Activists occupy Shell’s London offices. Photo: RMT North Sea oil strikers want to hear from you – that’s the message the ITF is delivering to its unions after an appeal from the RMT and Unite the Union, whose members are challenging an employer trying to slash their wages. 28/07/2016 – The...
July 28th, 2016 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

48 hour rolling strikes in Greece from 26 May – Dockworkers’ Union

48 hour rolling strikes in Greece from 26 May – Dockworkers’ Union
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of 48 hour rolling strikes from 06:00 local time on 26 May by the Piraeus and Thessaloniki’s Dockworker Unions in Greece. Services to be affected by the strike action include porters, stevedores, cranes, gantry cranes, forklifts and the shuttle bus service...
May 24th, 2016 | Associations, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

48 hour strike in Greece – Seamen’s Union

48 hour strike in Greece – Seamen’s Union
Pireaus Coastal Ships Port Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a 48-hour strike by the Seamen’s Union in Greece today, 6 May. The strike is expected to affect all domestic and local ferry routes as well as commercial vessels calling at Piraeus, Aspropyrgos, Eleusis, Pachi and Megara ports...
May 6th, 2016 | News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
                  22-Apr-2016 STRIKE ENDED, CANAL OPERATIONS RESUMED Kiel Canal, Germany ELECTRONIC CHART DISPLAY AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS (ECDIS) Australia Strike ended, Canal operations resumed Friday, April 22, 2016, Kiel Canal, Germany The...
April 22nd, 2016 | Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
     20-Apr-2016 SEAWALL REINSTATEMENT WORKS Hong Kong POSSIBLE STRIKE: UPDATE 20 APRIL 2016 Kiel Canal, Germany CLOSURE AT IZMIT BAY Izmit Bay, Turkey Seawall Reinstatement Works Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Hong Kong With immediate effect and for a period...
April 20th, 2016 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
              19-Apr-2016 UPDATED TRAFFIC MEASURES DUE TO HIGH WATER Houston TX, USA STRIKE ACTION AT PATRICK TERMINALS Brisbane & Melbourne, Australia POSSIBLE STRIKE AT LOCKS Kiel Canal, Germany Updated traffic measures due to high water Tuesday,...
April 19th, 2016 | Canals, Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Freight forwarders call for action to resolve Grangemouth port dispute

Freight forwarders call for action to resolve Grangemouth port dispute
  Robert Keen The British International Freight Association has urged the Unite union and Forth Ports, the owner of Grangemouth port in Scotland to meet in order to achieve a swift resolution to the current industrial dispute. The current industrial action has seen all shipside activity at the port’s...
March 18th, 2016 | Associations, Labour Disputes, Strikes | 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

New strikes in Greece on 4 February

New strikes in Greece on 4 February
Piraeus Coastal ships terminal Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a new 24 hour general strike in Greece on 4 February by both public and private sector unions, while the Seamen’s Union is scheduling another 48 hour strike on the same date. The action is expected to affect the routes of...
February 3rd, 2016 | Associations, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, 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

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

3 December – 24 hour general strike in Greece

3 December – 24 hour general strike in Greece
Port of Piraeus Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a further 24 hour general strike in Greece on 3 December which is expected to affect vessel movements at many Greek ports and terminals. The public and private sector strike action is scheduled to start at 06:00 local time on 3 December and...
December 2nd, 2015 | Associations, HR, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Greece: UN labour agency outlines roadmap for tackling unemployment and weak economy

Greece: UN labour agency outlines roadmap for tackling unemployment and weak economy
Athens residents protest the Greek government’s handling of the financial crisis during a national strike in September 2012. Photo: IRIN/Kristy Siegfried 27 November 2015 – The head of the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO), after meeting with Greek Government officials and labour...
November 28th, 2015 | Associations, ILO, Organisations, Politics and Government, Reports, Strikes, UN | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
     26-Nov-2015 PORT WORKERS VOTE IN FAVOUR OF STRIKES Rotterdam, Netherlands TOWAGE PRICE INCREASE IN THE NEW YEAR Port Lincoln, Australia SOIL INVESTIGATION WORKS Singapore Port workers vote in favour of strikes Thursday, November 26, 2015, Rotterdam, Netherlands Container...
November 26th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | 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

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

6 November – Indefinite Barcelona towage strike

6 November – Indefinite Barcelona towage strike
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of an indefinite towage strike at the Port of Barcelona from Friday 6 November. The action has been announced by the Confederación General de Trabajadores (CGT) union and will be followed by Tug Barcelona SAR. The strike will comprise three shifts of three...
November 6th, 2015 | Associations, Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Strikes | 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

22-23 October – Towage strike at Greek ports and terminals

22-23 October – Towage strike at Greek ports and terminals
Port of Piraeus; no tugs in sight… Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a towage strike in Greece from 22-23 October which will affect vessel movements at all Greek ports and terminals. The action has been announced by the Crew Union of Towage Companies in Greece and will consist of...
October 21st, 2015 | Associations, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Strikes | Read More