THE INTERNATIONAL DOCKWORKERS COUNCIL (IDC) GOES BEFORE THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION AND WITHDRAWS FROM THE SECTORIAL SOCIAL DIALOGUE ON PORTS IDC demands that the European Commissioner take a clear and official position on the Spanish Decree Law that threatens to wipe out over 6,000 dockworker jobs, and asks whether the European Commission defends the use of public funds to pay for the destruction of stable employment on the docks. The IDC calls an international day of strike action in solidarity with Spanish dockworkers on March 10, which will see three hour stoppages in European ports and one hour stoppages in...
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The Gothenburg container terminal, the largest in all the Nordic countries, has experienced problems since APM Terminals (APMT) obtained the concession. Repeated crisis' have led to a dramatic drop in market shares, from 57% of the Swedish container market to 45% in just a few years.
Gathered in Miami, Florida (USA) on SEPTEMBER 27-29, 2016, IDC members present at the 7th General Assembly have agreed unanimously to adopt the following motions and pledges it's full support in terms of the ongoing conflicts summarized below.
Source: NaucherAnthony Tetard is the definition of a docker. A member of the Fédération Nationale des Ports et Docks (FNPD - National Ports and Docks Federation) which belongs to the powerful French Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT - General Confederation of Labor); he is also the European Zone Coordinator of the International Dockworkers Council (IDC). He was recently in the FNDP central office where we had a chance to have a casual chat with him.
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