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.

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 […]


Assault on Peru port unionist

SUTRAMPORPC General Secretary Wilmer Esteves Morales

A vicious assault against a dockers’ unionist in Peru has been perpetrated less than two weeks after an employer promise ended 20 days of strike action in a Peruvian port.

The attack against Wilmer Esteves Morales , general secretary of the Sindicato Único de Trabajadores Marítimos y Portuarios […]


Army work Peru docks during strike

[Note: The union and employer have reached an agreement since this report was published.]

Peru installed soldiers at Callao to move cargo during the dockworkers’ strike. The military's poor performance created a backlog of ships that took several days to clear.

Armed troops and police are waging a brutal crackdown against dock workers fighting port […]


Finaliza huelga de estibadores en Callao

Peruvian dockworkers workers celebrate their victory after their 3-week strike to secure their right to negotiate.

[ENGLISH SUMMARY: After nearly three weeks of striking in Peru’s largest port, the SUTRAMPORPC union has won its demand that the employer negotiate with them, and will return to work today with a financial bonus for each worker. […]


Dock strike slows Peru’s mineral exports

Navy soldiers have been placed at the Port of Callao to unload ships during the dockworkers strike, but have failed to meet the government’s hopes for productivity. 2008 photo of Callao.

A strike at Peru’s main port was slowing down mineral exports on Monday as workers demanded better benefits in the world’s No. 2 […]


Puerto del Callao funciona en 100%

Callao, Peru. is the largest port on the Pacific Coast of South America.

[ENGLISH SUMMARY: The Peruvian dockworkers union in Callao began striking on January 19. The port administration, ENAPU, said they have a contingency plan that includes training the military to run the port, and the port is “working at 100% with gantry […]


ILWU President urges Peru: Make DP World respect international labor laws

Peru Congressman Luis Negreiros (center), a lifelong longshore worker, with ILWU Coast Committeemen Leal Sundet and Ray Ortiz, Jr.

Coast Committeemen Ray Ortiz, Jr. and Leal Sundet recently met with Peruvian Congressman and lifelong dockworker Luis Negreiros to discuss the ongoing attack on longshore union rights in Peru. Ortiz, Sundet and Negreiros had frank […]


ILWU Presidente al gobierno Peruano: DP World debe respetar la ley

14 de julio de 2010

Excelentísimo Dr. Alan García Pérez Presidente de la Republica del Perú Jr. de la Unión S/N 1ra. Cuadra, Cercado de Lima Lima, Perú

Excmo. Sr. Presidente García:

Le escribo de un asunto que es motivo de creciente preocupación para el Sindicato Internacional de Trabajadores Portuarios y Almacenistas (ILWU, por sus […]