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  • 2 March 2017
    Business & Finance

    As the meeting between the Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU), the International Dockworkers’ Council (IDC) and APM Terminals Gothenburg, held on February 23, ended without any results, the terminal operator plans to proceed with massive layoffs and the implementation of new work patterns.  According to the SDU, APM Terminals Gothenburg will implement the changes from April 3, […]

  • 8 November 2016
    Business & Finance

    A number of unions from the Asia and Oceania region have decided to join the International Dockworkers Council (IDC) in an aim to increasingly involve themselves in negotiations and the improvement of working conditions of dockworkers across the two continents. The move would also boost the unions’ international presence as part of the IDC, which […]

  • 31 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Portuguese port of Lisbon could soon continue normal operations as the Portuguese Dockers Union (SETC) and the International Dockworkers Council (IDC) reached an agreement with port employers’ associations. IDC said that the “workers achieved a compromise that will, following the signing of a new agreement in the coming days, be valid for the next six years.” The agreement, which was […]

  • 16 June 2017

    Dockworkers in ports across Europe will stop work for two hours on June 29 in support of their Spanish colleagues who are striking against port reform in the country that is jeopardizing their jobs. The decision on stoppages, scheduled to take place from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., was taken at the assembly of the […]

  • 14 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    Spanish government has succumbed to the pressure of unions and decided to join the negotiating table with dockworkers on the announced port reform plan, the International Dockworkers’ Council (IDC) said. Namely, as a consequence of the recently announced plan by Inigo de la Serna, the Spanish Minister of Public Works, at least 6,500 dockworkers could be laid off in […]

  • 16 May 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Dockworkers Council (IDC) has called for the unconditional freeing of the twenty sacked, fined and arrested dockworkers at the Port of Cotonou (PAC), Benin before and on May 11. On Friday, May 5, SYNFOMAP-BENIN, a movement of dissatisfaction paralyzed all activities at the Autonomous Port of Cotonou from 3 pm to midnight, as informed by IDC. […]

  • 8 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    At least 6,500 Spanish dockworkers could be laid off according to the recently announced plan by the country’s Minister of Public Works to reform the port system.  Inigo de la Serna, the minister, aims to launch a decree issued by the European Union Court of Justice to reform the Spanish Port System, which would result in […]

  • 3 July 2016

    The International Dockworkers’ Council (IDC), International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) are planning to organize an hour of activities on international dockers’ action day on July 7 at 8 am local time. Under the slogan “Defend Dockers Rights,” the Global Day of Union Action is an opportunity for port workers to […]

  • 15 May 2017

    The Spanish Council of Ministers passed on May 12 a new royal decree in another attempt to reform the port system in the country.  The decree will now require a majority approval in the Spanish Parliament, which is expected to discuss the decree on May 18. Although the details of this decree have not been […]

  • 26 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The combined unions of dockworkers in Germany, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom and Belgium as well as the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the International Dockworkers Council (IDC) met in Rotterdam today to discuss the threats of overcapacity and on-going automation of terminals. Dockworkers’ unions in the so-called ‘Hamburg-Le Havre Range’ will also examine the expansion of […]

  • 26 August 2015
    Business & Finance

    The combined unions of dockworkers in Germany, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom and Belgium as well as the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the International Dockworkers Council (IDC) met in Rotterdam today to discuss the threats of overcapacity and on-going automation of terminals. Dockworkers’ unions in the so-called ‘Hamburg-Le Havre Range’ will also examine the expansion of […]

  • 25 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The prolonged dispute at the APM Terminals Gothenburg has seen another industrial action as the Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU) held an eight-hour strike on January 24. The action included a total work stoppage at the terminal between 12:00 and 20:00 local time, Port of Gothenburg said, adding that other terminals are not affected by the dispute. Namely, Swedish Dockworkers’ Union informed that […]

  • 17 January 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU), which includes 85% of the dockworkers at the Gothenburg terminal, plans to organize a new strike at APM Terminals Gothenburg on January 24, 2017, “after being barred from representing its members at upcoming redundancy negotiations.” The strike, which will take place from 12:00 to 20:00 P.M. local time, will be held in […]

  • 17 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The Swedish Dockworkers Union (SDU) has agreed to cancel industrial action in the Port of Gothenburg, scheduled for February 17-28, 2017. The decision to call off the action, which included stoppages and strikes, was a condition set by Henrik Kristensen, CEO of terminal operator APM Terminals Gothenburg, after Kristensen confirmed he will meet with the International […]

  • 16 June 2016
    Business & Finance

    Following the Greek government’s failure to reach an agreement with the Federation of Port Workers of Greece (OMYLE) and the Piraeus Dockworkers Union, the situation in Greece has worsened, according to the International Dockworkers Council (IDC). After 20 days of striking, dockers in Greece have committed to bolster demonstrations with the hope that the Government of […]

  • 7 March 2017

    As the Spanish government postpones voting on the port reform for another week, international dockworkers unions from neighboring countries are planning to join industrial action in support of their Spanish colleagues. Namely, the bill amending the Ports Act of 2010 was scheduled to be debated and voted on in plenary session in congress on Thursday, as announced by […]

  • 9 March 2017

    The planned strikes of Spanish dockworkers scheduled for tomorrow, March 10, March 13 and March 15 have been postponed, in yet another attempt of the country’s stevedores to reach a deal on the port reform model. The move follows the government’s announcement on delaying voting on the port reform for another week along with a meeting of […]

  • 20 March 2017

    The International Dockworkers’ Council (IDC) has called off strikes planned for March 23, which were previously scheduled to be held in ports around the world, to enable new negotiations in the Spanish port sector.  The move follows the decision from March 16 of the Spanish parliament to reject the royal decree on the port system […]

  • 3 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Terminal operator APM Terminals Gothenburg will start today with massive layoffs and the implementation of new work patterns, the Swedish Dockworkers Union (SDU) informed.  Aimed at increasing the terminal’s productivity, the measures will result in cuts of 100 dockworker jobs before and during the summer, according to the SDU. APMT Gothenburg has developed a new […]

  • 5 June 2017

    Spanish dockworker unions have launched today a nation-wide strike impacting operations across the country’s ports. According to the representatives of the Coordinadora Estatal de Trabajadores del Mar (Coordinadora), a Spanish dockworkers union, almost 100 percent of workers supported the strike. The workers are demanding that companies keep their employees and maintain the same working-conditions after the […]

  • 23 October 2017

    It was finally necessary to declare Oslo Port as Port of Convenience (POC) and ask for international solidarity to stop the attacks on both seafarers and dockworkers in the port, the Norwegian Transport Workers’ Union (NTF) told World Maritime News. “We, in the Norwegian Transport Workers’ Union, are very disappointed that we had to go […]

  • 3 March 2017

    Spanish dockworkers unions have decided to call off the strikes scheduled for March 6 and 8 as a new window of opportunity opens for continuation of negotiations on the port reform model. Namely, the opposition parties have denied their support to the royal decree on port reform the Spanish Council of Ministers approved on February 24, thus […]