Archive for the ‘Strikes’ Category

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

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

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

ITF docker unions pledge support for Peruvian colleagues

ITF docker unions pledge support for Peruvian colleagues
The ITF HQ’s in London ITF dockers’ section representatives meeting in Perth, Australia, have backed the ITF-affiilated Peruvian SUTRAMPORPC union as it prepares to begin an indefinite strike at APM Terminals’ North Pier terminal in Callao, Peru tomorrow. ITF president and chair of the ITF...
May 12th, 2015 | ITF, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Port operations unaffected by airstrikes May 01, 2015, Yemen, Saleef Operations at the port of Saleef are continuing as normal, unaffected by airstrikes on a military base in the region yesterday (30 April). The military base is far from the port. Saleef port still running as normal at Security Level...
May 1st, 2015 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Precondition for lock entry April 24, 2015, Germany, Kiel Canal The Kiel Canal authorities have announced that due to limited lock capacity it will be mandatory to check efficiency of vessels’ manoeuvrebility and astern operation before entering Kiel-Canal locks, either from Elbe River or Kiel-Fjord. The...
April 24th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Burkina Faso road unions win more government support after two-day strike

Burkina Faso road unions win more government support after two-day strike
A 48-hour national strike organised by the ITF-affiliated Union des Chauffeurs du Burkina Faso (UCRB) on 30-31 March caused fuel shortages, power cuts and supply difficulties, and led to positive meetings with the country’s president and transport minister. 22/04/2015 The UCRB called the strike to...
April 22nd, 2015 | Associations, ITF, Strikes | Read More

Lan Express Workers go on strike at 00:00 hours on Thursday

Lan Express Workers go on strike at 00:00 hours on Thursday
· 98.19% of Lan Express workers voted to strike, rejecting the almost zero wage increase offered by the largest airline in Latin America. · All areas related to maintenance, ramp and passenger assistance are likely to be affected and cause delays and flight cancellations across the country and international...
April 8th, 2015 | Airline Industry, Associations, Aviation, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Frankfurt aviation strikers thank ITF/ETF for support

Frankfurt aviation strikers thank ITF/ETF for support
Striking Acciona workers The ver.di union in Germany has thanked the ITF and its European arm the ETF for their support for nearly 1, 000 workers at Acciona Airport Services in Frankfurt who took strike action on 20 March. 26/03/2015 – Acciona is one of three major ground handling companies at...
March 26th, 2015 | Associations, Aviation, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

LAN Airline flights may be affected by industrial disputes in Chile, Colombia and Ecuador; Protests in Miami

LAN Airline flights may be affected by industrial disputes in Chile, Colombia and Ecuador; Protests in Miami
· Unions in Ecuador, Colombia and Miami are coordinating actions with a potential strike in Chile. · US unions will inform passengers about potential delays during the LAN Airlines sponsored Sony Open tennis tournament in Miami · Passengers are urged to request up to date information from the company...
March 24th, 2015 | Aviation, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Union action protects right to strike

Union action protects right to strike
Worldwide action organised by the ITF and Public Services International (PSI), in concert with other global unions, the ITUC (International Trade Union Confederation) and trade unions worldwide, has helped thwart an attempt to remove the right to strike at the International Labour Organization (ILO). 26/02/2015 Union...
February 26th, 2015 | Associations, ILO, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Organisations, Strikes | Read More

New legal note on duty to investigate abuses in the EU

New legal note on duty to investigate abuses in the EU
Attached is an advisory note covering the duty to investigate human rights abuses at sea drafted by Stephenson Harwood LLP and Human Rights at Sea. We hope you can find some spare time to study same and comment! Please log on herebelow: Human Rights Abuses at Sea Article – Stephenson Harwood LLP...
February 21st, 2015 | Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Communication, Company Profiles, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environment, Health and Safety, HR, ILO, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Legal, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Maritime Education and Training, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Religion, Safety and Security, Strikes, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

IHS Maritime 360 Weekly news alert – Port death, ferry sinking, strikes – 20 Feb. 2015

IHS Maritime 360 Weekly news alert – Port death, ferry sinking, strikes – 20 Feb. 2015
HOME SAFETY PORTS OFFSHORE COMPANIES MARKETS Updated: Hamburg Süd seals CCNI deal German liner company Hamburg Süd has confirmed the long-awaited signing of its purchase agreement for the container line business of Chilean...
February 20th, 2015 | Associations, Energy, Environment, HR, Liner Shipping and Trade, Maritime Accidents, Ports & Terminals, Press and Media, Reports, Safety and Security, Strikes | Read More

Did events in Ukraine force the change of Greek tactics?

Did events in Ukraine force the change of Greek tactics?
Dr. Andreas Koutras Did events in Ukraine force the change of Greek tactics? by Dr. Andreas Koutras Many analysts justified the recent change of heart of the Greek government to Eurogroup’s ultimatum and the hard stance of the German finance minister and the rest of the 17 finance ministers. This...
February 20th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Bribery and Corruption, Comment, Defense, Disputes, Energy, Environment, European Union, Finance, Immigration, Insight, News, Organisations, Piracy and Terrorism, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Religion, Reports, Sanctions, Strikes, Trade and Commerce, UN | Read More

‘Hands off our right to strike’ demand unions in global campaign

‘Hands off our right to strike’ demand unions in global campaign
Global union federations and their affiliated unions around the world today mounted an intensive campaign to defend the unalienable right to strike, which is under attack from employer groups at the ILO (International Labour Organization). 18/02/2015 – Under the slogan ‘Sometimes you have to...
February 19th, 2015 | Associations, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes, Organisations, Strikes | Read More

DHL India workers protest at Mumbai Marathon

DHL India workers protest at Mumbai Marathon
DHL workers and activists protest at Mumbai Marathon A major union representing DHL workers has infuriated the company’s management by staging a protest at the DHL-sponsored Mumbai Marathon on 18 January. 23/01/2015 The protestors used banners and posters at the event to highlight reported victimisation...
January 23rd, 2015 | Anniversaries, Associations, Charity, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Tens of thousands of Indian dockers join protest

Tens of thousands of Indian dockers join protest
Dock workers protest outside Mumbai Port Trust More than 30, 000 dockers across India staged mass protests – ‘dharana’ – in all 12 major ports as part of a national day of action on 8 January against government corporatisation plans, organised by the five major dock workers’ union federations. 23/01/2015 The...
January 23rd, 2015 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Ports closed due to fog January 20, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas Dense fog which is expected to persist until midday local time today (20 January) has forced the closure of the ports of Houston, Galveston and Corpus Christi. At the time of reporting, Freeport remained open. For information...
January 20th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Abidjan dockers‘ solidarity helps seafarers win back pay and first CBA

Abidjan dockers‘ solidarity helps seafarers win back pay and first CBA
Thanks to the solidarity of local dockers who stopped cargo operations, and the assistance of ITF merchant seafarers affiliate the Syndicat des Marins Ivoiriens au Commerce (SYMICOM), 19 Fillipino seafarers in Abidjan, Ivory Coast received unpaid wages owed to them and were repatriated. 19/12/2014 And,...
December 19th, 2014 | Associations, HR, ITF, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Terminal operations continuing despite strike threat December 17, 2014, Nigeria, Bonny Operations at Bonny NLNG Terminal and BRT are continuing smoothly and without disruption, despite a threatened indefinite strike by the Maritime Workers of Nigeria Union (MWUN). At the weekend, the union had notified...
December 17th, 2014 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Possible maritime workers’ strike December 16, 2014, Nigeria, all ports There are strong indications that the Maritime Workers of Nigeria (MWUN) may shut down port operations nationwide from tomorrow (17 December), and begin an indefinite strike over a number of longstanding issues. At the weekend,...
December 16th, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

The Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for ports, meeting in Brussels on 12th December 2014 adopted the following statement:

The Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for ports, meeting in Brussels on 12th December 2014 adopted the following statement: In June 2013, ETF, IDC, FEPORT and ESPO have established, with the support of the European Commission, the Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for ports. Through this committee,...
December 15th, 2014 | Associations, European Union, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Organisations, Politics and Government, Strikes | Read More

ISS warns of disruption as Belgian national strike called for Monday 15 December 2014

ISS warns of disruption as Belgian national strike called for Monday 15 December 2014
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), the world’s leading maritime services provider, is advising that Belgian trade unions have called a national strike for Monday. The strike, which will commence at midnight on 14 December and will continue through to midnight on 15 December, has been called by...
December 13th, 2014 | Associations, HR, Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Enough is enough: international unions welcome action against austerity

Enough is enough: international unions welcome action against austerity
The ITF HQ’s in London Global and European bodies representing transport workers have hailed strong union and community action in defence of workers in Belgium. 12/12/2014 The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have supported...
December 12th, 2014 | Associations, HR, ITF, Strikes | Read More

Belgian port workers strike

Belgian port workers strike
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising that port workers in Belgium today, 24th November 2014, started a 24 hour strike which will end at midnight 00:00hrs. The strike by port labourers has been called by three national unions, in protest over the erosion of index-linked pay rises and tax increases. Currently...
November 24th, 2014 | Associations, HR, Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More