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  • 20 April 2015

    Unionised dockworkers in Hong Kong are calling for industrial action if their demands for a 8.5% pay rise and a dialogue with contractors are not met, the South China Morning Post reports.  Contractors and terminal operators have until Thursday next week to respond to the demands, otherwise the Union of Hong Kong Dockers might organise a […]

  • 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, […]

  • 7 January 2016

    The ultimatum given by Rotterdam dockworkers’ union FNV Havens to their employers at the port and the port authority has expired and the unions have launched a 24-hour strike earlier today, the union confirmed. As disclosed, the strike is taking place at the ECT Delta Terminal, at Uniport and APM terminals.  This is the first time in thirteen […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 6 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    The latest mediation round between Swedish Dockworkers’ Union, section 4, and APM Terminals Gothenburg has been terminated after the latest attempt of reaching a deal on collective bargaining agreement fell through. Dockworkers union said that it had proposed on Tuesday, July 4 that the parties sign a collective agreement built on a previously proposed mediation […]

  • 17 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Swedish Dockworkers’ Union has decided to move forward with the strike at APM Terminals Gothenburg scheduled to start today, despite the already launched mediation process in the dispute between the parties. The strike, which will start at 4 pm and last for 24 hours until 4 pm on May 18, will affect the activities at the Gothenburg […]

  • 6 June 2017

    Spanish ports are facing another round of strikes as stevedores announced plans to strike next week as well. Namely, the strikes are to be held from June 14th, 0800 hrs till June 16th 0800 hrs. In addition, dockworkers said that they would stop work at odd hours on June 19th, 21st, 23rd, resulting in only 50% of […]

  • 26 February 2017

    The Spanish Council of Ministers approved a royal decree on the port system reform on February 24. As a result, the country’s dockworkers plan to stage new strikes, starting from March 6.  The new law, which is in line with the requirements of the European Union, will enable ports to hire non-unionized dockworkers instead of the […]

  • 14 April 2017
    Business & Finance

    Employers’ organization Ports of Sweden (Sveriges Hamnar) has decided to adopt a new policy regarding dockworkers’ unions, the Swedish Dockworkers Union (SDU) informed.  Under the new policy, the SDU’s influence in all Swedish ports would be reduced to a legal minimum, the union claims. In addition, the new policy reduces the unions’ role in negotiating […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 February 2017
    Business & Finance

    The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) has called for a one-day shutdown of US East Coast and Gulf Coast ports to protest over job losses. The date of the planned industrial action, which includes a march of dockworkers on Washington, was not disclosed. The protest will be organized due to hiring practices in some of the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 11 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    Dockworkers at port of Botany’s Patrick container terminal are expected to halt all operations at the site as they announced a 48-hour strike, Maritime Union of Australia’s (MUA) Sydney Branch Secretary Paul McAleer said. Scheduled to start at 6 am on Wednesday, the walkout at the container terminal, where some 260 people work, was announced after more than a […]

  • 30 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Swedish Dockworker’s union Hamn 4:an decided to continue discussions with the employer APM Terminals Gothenburg on May 26 without any notice of industrial action, the operator said in an update. “Although we don’t have a common understanding in all matters, we see the news as encouraging since it gives us the ability to come back towards a normal operation […]