Jorge Gomez, 51, died Monday at the Norfolk Southern rail yard in Jersey City when a container fell onto the lifting machine he was operating at the time. (Reena Rose Sibayan | The Jersey Journal)
The ILWU Coast Longshore Division send our condolences to Brother Gomez’ family, friends and colleagues. An Injury to One [...]
Linesmen at Ausport Marine who are also Maritime Union of Australia members are worried that terminal operator and stevedore DP World Australia will take over the linesman’s job function, which would affect 250 linesmen, reported Lloyd’s List Australia.
From an article titled ‘MUA linesmen members worried about stevedore job-threat ‘ in Lloyd’s List Australia:
The BBC has taken note of the ITF’s concerns about safety on the new Panama Canal locks:
Mechanized ‘mules’ pull ship through the previously existing Panama Canal locks. The new locks do not use mules.
A Chinese container ship has hit a wall of the recently-widened Panama Canal, amid concerns that it has less space [...]
Cho Sung-deok, above, is the latest person to be sentenced in relation to involvement in the mass people’s mobilization on 14 November 2015 – the suppression of which by police who used 20,000 officers, 19 water cannons, 679 buses, and 580 pepper spray devices against peaceful marchers – has escaped censure in the courts [...]
Panama Canal leadership had dismissed union warnings on safety for years prior to last month’s opening. Damage to the MV Xin Fei Zhou is shown here.
From an article titled ‘Containership damaged after hitting wall in Panama Canal’s new locks’ at gCaptain:
A neopanamax containership has suffered a gash to its hull after [...]
From Seatrade Maritime:
Graphic rendition of proposed VICT terminal
International Container Terminal Services Inc’s (ICTSI) Australia unit has signed a AUD398m ($300m) loan facility for the construction and development of its highly automated Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT).
The financing will support the ongoing construction of VICT in Melbourne. Construction of the terminal started [...]
In 2015, the average chief executive at the largest corporations in the U.S. earned 276 times what a typical worker made ― about $15 million, a new paper from the Economic Policy Institute reports.
From The Huffington Post:
Chief executives certainly have demanding jobs ― requiring long hours, boorish appearances on CNBC and earnest [...]
Statement by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) on the death of Philando Castile:
ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton said: “On behalf of the five million workers we represent in 150 countries, we are deeply saddened by the loss of our union brother Philando Castile.
“Right now our thoughts are with his family and friends, [...]
West Coast dockworkers will honor an international “day of action” on Thursday, July 7th, by observing an “hour of silence” from 11am to 12 noon, in honor of workers who have died on the docks here and abroad.
The International Day of Action is being organized by the International Dockworkers Council (IDC) and the International [...]
”The ETF deeply regrets the outcome of the UK Brexit referendum. It is a sad but strong signal that an adequate European Union social policy is absent, and has sent workers away from the European project. The EU’s policies do not reflect workers’ expectations; a change has to come rapidly before other countries follow [...]
”Jo was very well known within and throughout the labour and progressive movement in the UK and the world for her extraordinary commitment to peace and human rights and her leadership and absolute commitment to build a more functional fairer and accountable world.” — Paddy Crumlin, ITF president and MUA national secretary
Speaking in [...]
From the San Jose Mercury News:
“Working Hands,” a photo exhibit that captures laborers at work, opens Saturday in Hayward.
The exhibit features photographs of Oakland longshoremen on the waterfront by Frank Silva and images of farm laborers and workers at a recycling plant by David Bacon.
There will be a free public reception [...]
Colombian labor unions said the country’s authorities have failed to enforce worker protections and revealed that they are being threatened.
From Telesur TV:
Colombia has failed to enforce worker protections in a free trade agreement with the United States, U.S. and Colombian labor unions said on Monday.
In a complaint issued by the AFL-CIO [...]
Published on VesselFinder.com:
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is reiterating its case regarding the possible risks to safety posed by the Panama Canal’s new locks.
This latest information comes after the Panama Canal Authority (PCA) published a press release which attempted to deny the serious points of concern raised by an independent safety study [...]
KING 5 reporter Alex Rozier reported this morning from a Port of Tacoma crane with ILWU Local 23 President Dean McGrath and ILWU crane operator Mike Hartman.
McGrath pointed out that “40% of Washington jobs are based in some form or fashion to this industry, and it’s important that we all recognize [...]