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The articles excerpted on this site report on the state of the industry as seen by mainstream media, and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the officers of the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

IDC: Solidarity with SUTRAMPORPC in Callao as APM is laying off striking workers

Statement from the International Dockworkers’ Council:

After more than two intense weeks of conflict and indefinite strike at the port of Callao following the refusal of APM Terminals to negotiate some of the crucial demands from SUTRAMPORPC to reach an agreement on the workers’ contract that expired more than one year ago, and […]

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‘Unthinkable in APMT’s home country’: ITF condemns use of Peruvian Navy for Callao port strikebreaking

”Things are going from bad to worse, with these threatened sackings and the use of navy sailors as strikebreaking mercenaries. Those kind of tactics would be unthinkable in APMT’s home country of the Netherlands, not to mention Denmark, home of its parent, the Maersk Group.” — Paddy Crumlin, ITF President

The International Transport Workers’ […]

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Workers at Peru's largest port to continue strike

Labor leaders from various sectors across the country will meet later this month in order to discuss the possibility of launching a national strike. | Photo: teleSUR

An indefinite strike at Peru’s largest port in Callao, has caused the country economic losses of more than US$100 million, the main exporters association said Tuesday.

The […]

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Sutramporpc: APM starts laying off striking dockworkers

From World Maritime News:

Dockworkers launched an indefinite strike on May 13th due to the port operator, APM Terminal’s failure to agree on improved collective working conditions proposed by the union. The current collective contract expired in May 2014.

The strike in Callao, the chief seaport of Peru, has taken yet another turn, as […]

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Union official: Strike causing ‘serious problem’ for APMT; use of military is unsafe and illegal

”The Port of Callao in struggle, we are fighting for fulfillment of our labor rights. Training for new port technology. Security and health in port jobs. We urge prompt solutions from the government. Respect or strike!” Photo by SUTRAMPORPC.

Excerpts from a Journal of Commerce article titled ”Union official disputes claim of minimal strike […]

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No solution in sight for dockers’ strike at Callao port

Hundreds of union dockworkers are without work during the strike. The union called on the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and Peruvian authorities to intervene over allegations that APM Terminals was acting illegally and disregarding the risks to health by using seafarers to assist with unloading containers.

The dockers’ strike at Callao port in […]

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Strike hits Callao port

Port workers have begun an “indefinite” strike at the general cargo facility in Callao, Peru operated by APM Terminals (APMT).

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has voiced its support for the strike by Peruvian union SUTRAMPORC. According to a statement from SUTRAMPORC secretary Geraldo Honores, the union has gone on strike because APMT “has […]

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ITF docker unions pledge support for Peruvian colleagues

Dockworkers seek union recognition, collective bargaining for safer workplaces and an end to discrimination at Callao, the largest port in Peru.

ITF dockers’ section representatives meeting in Perth, Australia, have backed the ITF-affiilated Peruvian SUTRAMPORPC union as it prepares to begin an indefinite strike at APM Terminals’ North Pier terminal in Callao, Peru tomorrow.

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Stevedores strike Peruvian port

From FruitNet:

A 24-hour strike by stevedores at the Peruvian port of Callao has resulted in “important” losses for the country’s economy according to the association of port operators ASPPOR. It has accused workers of making “strange” and “unreasonable” demands, including the waving of sanctions for failing to turn up for work at weekends, and […]

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Panamá cree que puerto del Callao se encamina a ser el hub de Sudamérica

The ILWU Coast Longshore Division has assisted SUTRAMPORPC, the dockworkers union at Callao, in protecting and utilizing their collective bargaining rights.

ENGLISH SUMMARY: Panamanian officials say that the Port of Callao, Peru, is positioned to be the major transhipment hub of South America due to its location on the continent and the country’s investments […]

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Peru dockers win historic agreement

In this video, Peruvian dockworker union secretary-treasurer Wilmer Esteves Morales tells ITF delegates of the struggles his fellow dockworkers went through to regain their collective bargaining rights: strikes lasting more than 20 days, police repression, militarization of the docks in Callao, and more.

Dockers in Peru have won a ground-breaking settlement bringing to an […]

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Peru, Colombia, Chile and Mexico to sign Pacific Agreement on Thursday

Calla, Peru, is just outside of Lima and is the anticipated export point for Latin American goods under the Pacific Agreement. The Port of Callao has been the site of major labor violations against the dockworkers union, SUTRAMPORPC.

The governments of Peru, Colombia, Chile and Mexico will sign the Pacific Agreement on Thursday in […]

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Peru’s opposition candidate for president is gaining in polls, opposes concession of dock

A U.S. State Department cable released on Wikileaks revealed that U.S. diplomats have been conducting a thinly-veiled campaign against Peruvian presidential candidate Ollanta Humala, pictured here, in favor of his neo-liberal rival. Click on the image to read the Wikileaks article.

An article titled “Maersk Wins Contract For $1.1 Billion Pier at Top Peru […]

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APM to Operate Peruvian Terminal

Callao Dockworkers have been protesting labor abuse at the hands of the other concessioner at Callao, DP World. Click on the image to read more from the ILWU Coast Longshore Division.

A consortium led by APM Terminals, the terminal-operating division of A.P. Moller-Maersk, was awarded the contract to modernize and operate the multipurpose Muelle […]

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Strike ‘paralyzes’ Peruvian port

Dockworkers ‘paralyzed’ the Peruvian port of Puerto Callao Wednesday in a strike over the lack of labor rights in a concession contract, according to Peru’s Association of Exporters (ADEX).

The Callao Maritime and Port Workers Union (SUTRAMPORPC) engaged in the 24-hour strike to protest the contract as it did not grant labor rights to employees […]

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