In an article called ‘Northwest grain terminal lockout would pit longshoremen against strikebreakers they call scabs,’ the Oregonian writes:
Scores of out-of-state strikebreakers wait on high alert in Northwest hotel rooms, ready to replace longshoremen in case of a lockout at grain terminals.
Three fully crewed, non-union tugboats protected by armed guards stand by, prepared [...]
MUNZ members, seen above, have fought the Ports of Auckland’s casualization plans. A breakaway group of workers has signed a scab collective agreement giving the Port an agreement inferior to the MUNZ contract.
PortPro is an officially registered union for Ports of Auckland workers, but don’t expected the Council of Trade Unions to support [...]
The Commonwealth has begun legal action against the Maritime Union of Australia and its WA assistant secretary over the distribution of flyers vilifying Fremantle Ports workers as “scabs”.
The ombudsman said Mr Tracey faced penalties of $6600 for each breach and the MUA, which is alleged to have approved of his actions, faced penalties of [...]
Costa Rica Caribbean ports of Moín and Alemán, in the province of Limón, continued to be paralyzed since Tuesday by a strike protesting government attempts to grant an exclusive concession, to Dutch Transnational APM Terminals for loading and unloading at a new pier.
In the early hours of this morning (Thursday) police were called [...]
Today’s injunction stopping Ports of Auckland progressing its plans to dismiss and replace its workforce, combined with the company’s plan of an indefinite lockout, leaves Auckland Council with no choice but to intervene to find a workable solution to the industrial dispute, the Maritime Union said today.
Today the Employment [...]
ILWU will be present at this rally in New Zealand on Saturday.
Firefighters could join forces with other embattled workers as the protest movement over workers’ rights in New Zealand escalates.
Fed up over lengthy negotiations, the Union of Professional Fire Fighters says its next step could be to join port workers, bureaucrats and [...]
Media in New Zealand are reporting heavily on the Ports of Auckland dispute, including this analysis today:
Almost 300 Ports of Auckland workers being asked to reapply for their jobs will struggle to regain their previous employment conditions through legal action, an employment law expert says.
After a long-running industrial dispute, the port company announced [...]
It’s important to note that progress has been made since the passage of this resolution, and the solidarity from labor unions around the world continues to be strong. On January 11, Plumbers and Fitters Local 393 in San Jose, CA, adopted the following resolution by unanimous vote:
Condemn Use of U.S. Military to [...]
Click here to download a pdf of this letter.
January 3, 2012
To: All Longshore, Clerk, and Walking Boss/Foreman Locals
Brothers and Sisters:
We are currently engaged in a labor dispute with one of our employers, EGT, in the Pacific Northwest. EGT continues to refuse to return to the negotiating table with Local 21 [...]