Excerpts from the JOC:
More than 400 workers at the Halifax port have ratified a new collective agreement.
Signed at the beginning of April, the deal covers approximately 300 longshoremen, foremen and walking bosses, as well as about 70 checkers and 70 gear repair men working at the Port of Halifax, who had been without a contract since Dec. [...]
Striking truck drivers (on March 26) reached an agreement with Port Metro Vancouver, the federal government of Canada and the provincial government of British Columbia to end the 28-day strike that has wreaked havoc at Canada’s busiest port.
The agreement that was reached, if implemented successfully, could have implications for busy U.S. container ports [...]
Excerpts from the Journal of Commerce:
The chief negotiator for waterfront employers on the West Coast is optimistic that the Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union will reach a contract agreement this summer without a strike or lockout.
PMA President Jim McKenna predicted that an agreement will be reached in mid [...]
APM Terminals Bahrain, and the operator of Khalifa Bin Salman Port, recently signed a three year Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Port Workers Union, valid from 2014 to 2017.
Speaking at the signing, Mr. Marco Neelsen, Chief Executive Officer of APM Terminals Bahrain said: “We will continue to invest in the well-being of our employees [...]
Workers say the government gives military support to private concessionaire’s strikebreakers
It’s been nearly two weeks that ports across Chile have been paralyzed over a demand for back pay. HispanTV was in San Antonio, the most important port in Chile, where private concessionaires have gotten the government to [...]
From IAM District 751 leadership to its members:
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
If you have not already heard, we want to let you know that the International is forcing a vote on Boeing’s latest proposal on January 3, 2014.
Due to the massive takeaways, your District 751 leadership is united with a recommendation that you [...]
Workers at the Port of Baltimore are back on the job after striking last week.
Longshoremen at the port went on strike last week after contract negotiations stalled Tuesday. Three other unions representing port workers joined the strike.
The Port of Baltimore said late Friday that management and the longshoremen agreed to a 90-day cool [...]
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