This week, members of the Chilean Port Workers’ Union (UPC by its Spanish acronym) stood up for good jobs and family benefits at a [...]
The ITF Seafarers’ Trust – the charity arm of the International Transport Workers” Federation – today authorized two grants totaling GBP100,000 to aid Filipino seafarers and their families affected by Typhoon Haiyan.
The grants, for GBP50,000 each are being awarded to the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP) and the Philippine [...]
[Note: You can listen to this story's interview with Paddy Crumlin, General Secretary of the MUA and President of the International Federation of Transport Workers, at this link.]
Transport union leaders from across the Asia Pacific are taking the first steps towards forming a regional grouping.
The move is being spearheaded by [...]
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From Oregon Public Broadcasting:
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union disputes there’s a slowdown. And committeeman Leal Sundet is not hopeful about negotiations, “I don’t see Hanjin staying in Portland in the short-run,” he said.
“They may come back, they’ve been to Portland [...]
From The Daily News:
The Food Fight Against Hunger, a month-long food drive spearheaded by eight local organizations, collected a whopping 66,300 pounds of food for the Help Warehouse food bank, organizers reported last week.
The drive, which closed Oct. 31, “was a tremendous effort on the part of all the teams, and great timing, [...]
The ITF has spoken out in support of dockworkers in Norway who have begun a boycott at Risavika terminal today (Friday 1 November 2013). The action is over the reported refusal of management to sign up to the national Norwegian agreement covering dockworkers.
Instead, employer Risavika Terminal AS is said to be proposing to use [...]
Longview man cleared two years after joining longshore rally near railroad tracks
ILWU International President thanks community for solidarity
LONGVIEW, WA – More than two years after Jeff Washburn was arrested in Longview, Wash., during the ILWU’s 2011 struggle for good jobs, Cowlitz County prosecutors finally dismissed charges against him. Mr. Washburn, then [...]
Shipping operations at Nhava Sheva port near Mumbai have been badly hit due to wage disagreements between workers and the management at Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT), one of three independent ports in the area.
This comes at a time when the government is trying to push exports to address the problem of an [...]
A group of truck drivers halted commerce at one of the Port of Oakland’s biggest terminals Monday to protest work conditions and the rising costs of hauling cargo out of the busy seaport.
Truckers and their supporters picketed outside three entrances to the SSA Marine terminal and effectively shut down cargo traffic because crane operators [...]
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