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DP World under union microscope

From Port Strategy:

The International Transport Workers’ Federation is to target standards at DP World terminals around the world.

Standards in health and safety, automation and contract labour will be targeted through a newly formed global union alliance formed of 17 unions based in DP World terminals.

The ITF has made this initiative a priority to tackle what it described as its “ongoing response to global multinationals that behave differently depending on where they are operating in the world”.

ITF president Paddy Crumlin said: “We can’t and won’t accept that. We are striving for minimum standards across the board on health and safety, automation and contract labour. We are standing up to say that whether you’re in India, Canada, South America or the UK, union-busting activities will not be tolerated and there is a global network of unions ready to demonstrate that.

“Competition and corporate growth based upon exploiting and diminishing dockers’ rights cannot be tolerated.”

The ITF added that it was confident that DP World would engage with unions to address its concerns.

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