Workers fighting for improved pay and decent working conditions at the Port of Hong Kong have voted to call off their industrial action after accepting an improved wage offer and promises of further negotiations on working conditions – as well as an assurance that there will be no retaliation against workers who participated in the [...]
Mining giant Rio Tinto, through its subsidiary Coal & Allied, is a shareholder in PWCS.
Workers at Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) in Newcastle are poised to launch protected industrial action after an impasse in negotiations, the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) says.
Workers at the Kooragang Island and Carrington sites have voted on a [...]
The ITF is welcoming the news that a strike by members of the Swedish Transport Workers’ Union (STWU) was called off after just 45 minutes earlier this week following agreement with the Swedish Road Transport Employers Association (SRTEA) on a new contract for workers.
Industrial action, which started at noon on Wednesday 24 April (11.00 [...]
Industrial action taken at Sydney’s Port Botany in December last year has led to legal action being initiated by stevedore DP World against the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and two of its senior officials.
DPW is suing for losses it says it incurred during the industrial action on December 18 and 19.
A preliminary [...]
The strike has prompted shipping lines to divert vessels to Shenzhen, China, from Hong Kong’s harbor, and is the biggest revolt against Li, 84, Asia’s richest man. About 450 workers, mostly crane operators and stevedores, walked out on March 28, seeking higher wages and better working conditions as rising living costs and record home [...]
Mauritania dockers protest
[Note: Translated from French. See the original at Alakhbar]
Clashes between law enforcement and dockworkers at the Port of Friendship in Nouakchott who were protesting against precarious working conditions, resumed on Monday afternoon at the intersection at Riadh Bamako neighborhood in Nouakchott.
Dockworkers blocked the road leading to the port and [...]
Chan Chiu-wai and Paddy Crumlin Radio Interview:
Hundreds of contract workers in the port of Hong Kong are on strike for decent pay and working conditions. Meanwhile port workers in Vancouver, USA, are locked out as their employer tries to break the union.
A RadioLabour interview with Chan Chiu-wai of the Hong Kong Confederation of [...]
A flier posted at the Maritime Union of Australia shows a few of the many reasons why Hong Kong dockworkers have been forced to strike for better working conditions:
Download the full flier at this MUA link.
In a mark of international solidarity, a delegation of Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) unionists and rank-and-file workers is in Hong Kong to join the Kwai Tsing dockworkers on the picket line.
MUA National Secretary and President of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF), Paddy Crumlin, said Australian maritime workers have been deeply disturbed [...]
Hutchison Port Holdings’ earnings are expected to struggle in fiscal year 2013, as labor disruption at the Port of Hong Kong is likely to drive up wages and limit Hongkong International Terminals’ subcontracted labor flexibility, according to a report by Citi Research.
Revenue at Hutchison Port Holding’s Port of Hong Kong has been impacted by [...]
Striking Hong Kong dockworkers. Photo by the South China Morning Post.
Striking dockers vowed action with the effect of a “nuclear bomb” if talks with contractors in the dispute over their pay and conditions break down today.
The threat came as a government source said the administration had set an objective of settling the [...]
The ITF Hong Kong Dockers Coordinating Committee called for talks with Hong Kong International Terminals and its subcontractors in January regarding working conditions and pay, and a strike began on March 28.BBC photo
The International Transport Workers’ Federation has condemned the temporary injunction that dismisses striking dock workers from Kwai Tsing Container Terminals in [...]
Dock workers returned to work at ports across Brazil on Friday after they disrupted the movement of global commodities with a six-hour strike in protest of the government’s plan to overhaul regulations and privatize hundreds of terminals.
The short-lived stoppage provided a glimpse of what could be a tense harvest for Brazil, one of the [...]
India general strike, AITUC workers, February 2013. The worker who was killed was reportedly an officer in the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC).
In a tragic start to the two-day strike called by trade unions across the country on 20 and 21 February, a Haryana Roadways employee was killed in Ambala.
An IBN-Live [...]
AFP reports: Millions of Indian workers were expected to join a two-day nationwide strike starting Wednesday in protest against ‘anti-labour’ economic reforms introduced by the embattled Congress government. The government’s ‘big ticket’ reforms include opening retail, insurance and aviation sectors to wider foreign investment, hiking prices of subsidised diesel used by farmers and reducing [...]