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 [...]
The icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, arrived in Iceland this week after sailing the Northern Route along the coast of Russia. The thaw is slowly opening up the Arctic as a short-cut route – the German-based Beluga Group, for instance, sent a cargo vessel north from Korea to Rotterdam in 2009.
An icebreaker has [...]
Pres. McEllrath is the latest in a long line of workers prosecuted by Cowlitz County for labor demonstrations last summer; Local small business owner says County law enforcement should close chapter and focus legal resources on more serious crimes
LONGVIEW, WA (June 30, 2012) — After two days of trial for a simple misdemeanor, [...]
‘In ports throughout the world, there’s very similar situations taking place where longshoremen are fighting for their rights for work that they have historically, traditionally done,’ said ILWU International Vice President Ray Familathe. ‘We stand behind President McEllrath’s statement, that ‘fighting for good jobs should not be a crime,’ and that’s what this is [...]
Port operator APM Terminals has agreed to take over the Nordic region’s biggest container terminal, in western Sweden, and to invest 800 million crowns ($120 million) in it over five years, the Port of Gothenburg said.
It said in a statement that APM Terminals, which is owned by Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk [...]
The following was message of solidarity was sent on September 29 as longshore workers from around the world gathered in Baltimore:
We, the women union leaders attending the ITF Women’s Leadership, Strategy and Organising Conference, want to express our support for the International Longshore and Warehouse Union in the struggle for their union jobs at [...]
Cargo is loaded onto the MV Rachel Corrie in May. The ship was intercepted by the Israeli navy.
The Palestinian trade union movement called on dockworkers worldwide to refuse to load or offload cargo from Israeli ships in response to Israel’s attack two weeks ago on a Gaza-bound humanitarian convoy in the Mediterranean.