From the International Transport Workers’ Federation:
‘Air transport workers have been used repeatedly and increasingly since 2000 as the primary shock absorbers for managing the effects of deregulation, liberalisation, the periodic business cycles and external shocks in the industry, often with devastating social consequences.’ — ITF submission at ICAO meeting
The ITF (International Transport [...]
Despite using public ports, Coast Guard assistance, federal customs operations and tax-payer funded roads and bridges, Carnival uses a tax loophole that allows companies incorporated overseas to avoid U.S. taxes, even if the bulk of their operations are based in the states. The New York Times reports that between 2008 and 2011, 26 major [...]
From the Dispatcher at ILWU.org:
Sacramento ship ITF West Coast Coordinator Jeff Engels delivers food stores to crew of the Sider Pink. The combination of solidarity from ILWU Local 18 members, support from the ITF and enforcement action by the U.S. Coast Guard resulted in $14,000 worth of food stores being delivered to the [...]
New Zealand’s government has announced that foreign charter fishing vessels working in New Zealand waters will have to be reflagged under the national flag over a four-year transition period.
The move is “welcome, right and overdue. Scandal has followed scandal in this area in recent years, including grave instances of crew abuse. We congratulate MUNZ [...]
The unions blasted David Matsuda, above, for a report that ‘includes possible cost-cutting suggestions that are completely contrary to the overall best interests of the United States, represents a gigantic failure in Matsuda’s leadership and a missed opportunity on the part of the Maritime Administration.’
Maritime unions are up in arms and calling for the [...]
The container that fell 12 meters and narrowly missed two workers was severely overloaded and the third accident this month at Darwin Port, said the MUA.
Two workers at the Darwin Port had to run to avoid a shipping container crashing onto East Arm Wharf at the weekend, the Maritime Union of Australia says.