From the Journal of Commerce:
APM Terminals has disputed the International Transport Workers Federation’s description of last week’s strike at Aqaba Container Terminals in Jordan as a “victory” for the union representing the terminal’s dockworkers.
“We find the ITF’s statements misleading, incorrect and not supported by facts…The strike was premature and illegal, especially when [...]
Costa Rican police arrested 68 people in the country’s main Atlantic port on Wednesday after a strike over plans to expand the hub threatened to paralyse shipping.
The stevedores’ union, SINTRAJAP, launched an indefinite strike on Wednesday, leaving three ships stranded and unable to unload cargo after APM Terminals won a Supreme Court decision this [...]
Dockworkers in Costa Rica walked off the job Wednesday, continuing a long battle over a proposed container terminal operated by APM Terminals with a strike.
Union leaders described the strike as “indefinite.” The union, which represents workers working at terminal overseen by the Atlantic Port Authority (JAPDEVA), had threatened a strike for several days after [...]
Arrested for standing up for their union, now freed: Photo of trade union leaders being held in a police van following last week’s police raid.
Good news from ITF:
The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) is pleased to announce that port workers at the Aqaba Container Terminals (ACT) facility in Jordan run by APM [...]
The Oregonian’s voiceover of company video shows Portland’s Terminal 6 resuming operations after a 2-day job action due to pay disputes and related grievances:
Read the blurb and video here Secondary video link here
Costa Rican dockworkers have been pushing back on privatization and the loss of union jobs and public programs for several years, including during this invasion of their SINTRAJAP union hall by federal police in 2010.
The Union of Allied Port Workers (Sintrajap) is threatening a strike after Costa Rica’s Constitutional Court dismissed an appeal last [...]
Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:
The Panama Canal Pilots Association, also known as the Asociación de Prácticos del Canal de Panamá, is a division of the ILWU.
The Panama Canal Pilots Union will not try to renegotiate its contract with the Panama Canal Authority this year as both parties are allowed under the existing [...]
From Thursday’s Los Angeles Business Journal:
West Coast port operators and dock workers have not had a contract since June, and retailers are starting to worry about whether they will get their shipments in time for the holiday shopping rush.
That’s the gist of the letter Matt Shay, chief executive of the National Retail Federation [...]
Container being lowered onto a chassis at APM Terminal. The JOC reports that ‘some terminals have reported that dwell times of 10 days are taking place, compared to the normal three days. One carrier said it had containers sitting on the dock for 20 days waiting for on-dock rail. The increased dwell time simply [...]
From an Archer Daniels Midland – Marubeni news release:
Archer Daniels Midland Company and Marubeni Corporation announced today that they have expanded Kalama Export Company LLC, their joint venture in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, as a result of Marubeni’s contribution of its grain export elevator operations at Terminal 5 in The Port of Portland, Oregon, [...]
From Lloyd’s List Australia:
All members of the MUA employed by DP World Sydney are expected to engage in a stoppage of work from 10.00am Wednesday October 1 until 2.00pm, 6.00pm until 10.00pm and 2.00am until 6.00am on Thursday October 2.
All members of the MUA employed by DP World Melbourne are expected to stop [...]
Hong Kong demonstrators are under attack by a militarized police force. Photo by Wally Santana, Associated Press.
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The Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) – the only independent union in China – has called for workers to strike in [...]
“This year’s negotiations, although they’re longer, have been quieter and seem to be much friendlier talks than … maybe ever,” said Port of Long Beach spokesman Art Wong.
Wong says cargo volumes at his port slipped a little in August after surging from April through June, when shippers were expediting imports ahead of the labor [...]
”The union has fought hard during negotiations and the result is a positive one. We hope this is a signal of a new way forward for relations between the union and management.” — Bilal Malkawi, ITF Arab World regional secretary
‘Dynamic economic and social objectives’ are the aim of a new collective bargaining agreement just [...]