Archive for the ‘Strikes’ Category

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Authorisation to conduct statutory services November 19, 2014, Singapore, all ports The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has appointed and authorised DNV GL as one of the Recognised Organisation to carry out statutory certification, survey, inspection and audit services on behalf of the Government...
November 19th, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

ITF complains to Jordanian govt over Aqaba port arrests

ITF complains to Jordanian govt over Aqaba port arrests
The ITF HQ’s in London The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has contacted the government of Jordan over the arrests on Tuesday of around 150 trade unionists at the Aqaba Container Terminals facility run by APM Terminals. 16/10/2014 The port workers had begun a strike on Monday...
October 16th, 2014 | Associations, ITF, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

The Greek Crisis-Interview of the ex Mayor of Oinoussai, Evangelos Angelakos

The Greek Crisis-Interview of the ex Mayor of Oinoussai, Evangelos Angelakos
Evangelos El. Angelakos. The economic crisis engulfing Greece has been numerous times reported in this medium over the last three years and many views, comments and reports have been inserted for our international readerships information. Here below are two links where you can watch on the documentary...
October 16th, 2014 | Comment, Insight, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Reports, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Planned channel closure October 01, 2014, Indonesia, Palembang Palembang Port Authority has advised that the Musi 2 Channel will be closed as per the following schedule: 19 October-8 November: Channel to close 9-18 November: Channel open 19 November-9 December: Channel to close 10 December: Channel...
October 1st, 2014 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes, Weather | Read More

ITF statement on Hong Kong protests and strike

ITF statement on Hong Kong protests and strike
The ITF HQ’s in London 1 October 2014 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today urged the Hong Kong government to commit to dialogue with pro-democracy demonstrators and strikers. ITF president Paddy Crumlin said: “The outstanding characteristic of the steadily growing...
October 1st, 2014 | ITF, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Screening of vessels & crew September 30, 2014, United States, Houston, Texas The US Coast Guard, Sector Houston-Galveston, has begun screening inbound vessels or crew members that have visited ports in Western Africa within their last five ports of call. This is in response to the recent outbreak...
September 30th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Strikes | Read More

Deferred Tax Assets falls on Greek tax payer

Deferred Tax Assets falls on Greek tax payer
Dr. Andreas Koutras Deferred Tax Assets falls on Greek tax payer, by Dr. Andreas Koutras, ITC Markets  If you are missing few hundred Euro most probably the Greek tax authorities would come after you. If on the other hand you are missing few billions the best thing to do is to hire a good accountant...
September 25th, 2014 | Banking, Consumers Market, Finance, News, Politics and Government, Press and Media, Reports, Stock Markets, Strikes, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Customs strike over September 25, 2014, Togo, all ports The Togo customs strike that started on 17 September was suspended yesterday (24 September). All operations are now back in order. For information about operations at Lome port, pls contact GAC-OMA Togo at gac-oma.togo@gac.com Updated port health...
September 25th, 2014 | Canals, Health and Safety, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Customs strike to continue until Saturday September 23, 2014, Togo, Lome The strike by the Togolese Customs Administration and National Council of Forwarding Agents which started on 17 September will continue until Saturday 27 September. For information about operations in Togo, contact GAC-OMA Togo...
September 23rd, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Strikes | Read More

ITF and Korean rail unions submit court and ILO complaints

ITF and Korean rail unions submit court and ILO complaints
17 September 2014 – The ITF and its affiliate the Korean Railway Workers’ Union (KRWU) jointly submitted an ILO complaint on 16 September against the Republic of Korea for allowing its state-owned railway company, the Korea Railroad Corporation (Korail), to violate the ILO’s principles of...
September 17th, 2014 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Rail, Strikes | Read More

Taxi unions to take on Uber app

Taxi unions to take on Uber app
The ITF HQ’s in London 16 September 2014 – Taxi worker unions meeting in Belgium today pledged to take action to prevent potentially unsafe competition by non-regulated freelance companies using app technologies. Taxi worker trade unions that are members of the ITF (International Transport...
September 17th, 2014 | Associations, IT and Communications, ITF, Labour Disputes, Strikes, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
REVISED PORT TARIFF FROM 1 OCTOBER India, Chennai TOWAGE STRIKE CALLED OFF Australia, all ports Revised port tariff from 1 October September 11, 2014, India, Chennai A revised port tariff has been issued by the Chennai Port Authorities, to be effective from 1 October 2014 through...
September 11th, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
New towage service September 03, 2014, Australia, Bundaberg ‘Pacific Tug Australia’ have commenced towage operations at the port of Bundaberg, Queensland. A separate company named ‘Wide Bay Shipping Services Pty Ltd’ has been formed to manage and operate approved tugs at Bundaberg...
September 3rd, 2014 | Bunkering, Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes, Weather | Read More

Longshore workers’ grain agreement heralds return to work

Longshore workers’ grain agreement heralds return to work
United States longshore workers who load grain in Pacific Northwest export terminals voted on 26 August to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement with several multinational grain companies. ITF affiliate the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) had accused the global grain giants...
August 28th, 2014 | HR, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

ITF congress vows to keep track of Amazon

ITF congress vows to keep track of Amazon
The ITF HQ’s in London 15 August 2014 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) has vowed to keep a close eye on the online retailer Amazon due to its ongoing failure to provide better working conditions and collective agreements. The ITF will work with UNI Global Union to...
August 15th, 2014 | ITF, Strikes | Read More

ITF congress remembers 1889 London dockers’ strike

ITF congress remembers 1889 London dockers’ strike
The ITF HQ’s in London 14 August 2014 – The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) congress in Sofia, Bulgaria, today remembered the 1889 Great London Dock Strike as a great early example of international solidarity. Meanwhile in the UK Unite the Union today sent a boat down...
August 14th, 2014 | ITF, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Mariners urged to prepare for heavy weather August 06, 2014, United States, Honolulu, Hawaii The U.S. Coast Guard is urging the public to prepare for the onset of heavy weather expected to impact the Hawaiian Islands Thursday [7 August]. The effects of Hurricane Iselle and Tropical Storm Julio are...
August 6th, 2014 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Government announces new oil prices July 30, 2014, Yemen, all ports The Yemeni Government has today (30 July) announced new oil prices, as follows: Product Old Price/Litre New Price/Litre Benzene – Old price per litre: YR 200 – New price per litre: YR 125 Diesel – Old price per litre:...
July 30th, 2014 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

ITF unions urge good faith negotiations at Greyhound

ITF unions urge good faith negotiations at Greyhound
ATU’s international vice president Bruce Hamilton with the ITF’s Tom Powdrill outside the FirstGroup AGM 18 July 2014 – The ITF-affiliated Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) international vice-president Bruce Hamilton urged US transport company Greyhound to resume negotiations in good...
July 18th, 2014 | Associations, HR, ITF, Labour Disputes, Rail, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Partnership formed for creation of recycling hub July 18, 2014, United Kingdom, Tilbury Suez Environment subsidiary SITA UK and Forth Ports Limited have announced a long-term partnership that will see the creation of a major recycling and resource management hub based at the Port of Tilbury on the...
July 18th, 2014 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Typhoon Rammasun south of Hong Kong July 17, 2014, Hong Kong, all ports At 2pm local time today (17 July) Typhoon Rammasun was estimated to be about 630km south of Hong Kong (near 16.7 deg.N/ 115.1 deg.E) and forecast to intensify and move northwest at about 22 km per hour in the general direction...
July 17th, 2014 | Bunkering, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Billingsport and Tinicum Range dredging July 16, 2014, United States, Delaware River Dredging operations conducted by Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company begin at Billingsport Range and Tinicum Range on the Delaware River on July 15, 2014, and continue until September 15, 2014. During this operation...
July 16th, 2014 | Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Unions fight back over public sector pay

Unions fight back over public sector pay
Strikers rally in London’s Trafalgar Square 11 July 2014 – The UK saw its biggest strike this century yesterday, Thursday 10 July, as public sector workers joined together to demand better conditions. Unions affiliated to the ITF and its sister global union Public Services International (PSI),...
July 11th, 2014 | Associations, ILO, ITF, Labour Disputes, Organisations, Politics and Government, Strikes | Read More

Chilean port worker strike

Chilean port worker strike
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) advises that port workers in Chile have been on strike since the afternoon of Tuesday 8th July in respect of a dispute over a new law which affects workers’ lunch and rest breaks. The strike, organised by the Union Portuaria, is affecting a number of ports and disrupted...
July 9th, 2014 | HR, Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

LAN Argentina workers prepare for strike; Unanimous vote of LAN Peru mechanics for new contract

LAN Argentina workers prepare for strike; Unanimous vote of LAN Peru mechanics for new contract
The ITF HQ’s in London 29 June 2014 – Peru aviation mechanics have unanimously approved the proposal for a new contract with the airline group, averting a planned strike – but Argentinian cabin crew are still seeking justice in their dealings with LATAM. The new agreement won by Peruvian...
June 29th, 2014 | Aviation, ITF, Strikes | Read More