The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

Australia: Ban on union disruption to ferry services

The Fair Work Commission yesterday banned the Maritime Union of Australia from carrying out any unprotected industrial action in Sydney for one month.

The MUA was unhappy with the NSW Government’s recently announced Sydney Ferry Future Plans, released last Wednesday. It pledged to add more ferries, upgrade wharves and introduce a new timetable.

Yesterday morning, […]


OPINION: Bridges Are Vital to Ports

Excerpts from an editorial in the Columbian:

Washingtonians are learning a lot more these days about bridges and commercial trade, as we realize that virtually every product we use comes to us by truck, much of it through ports. The Associated Press reported recently that $10 billion in freight crosses the Skagit River annually, a […]