Today IDC and Slovenian members -Luka Koper Crane operators union met up with the mayor from Koper and held a media conference to state their support to the union campaign against the privatisation process and to demand proper government investment at the port and the construction of the second railway line that would foster the potential throughput at the port.
• The direct intervention of Jordi Aragunde, IDC General Coordinator, was crucial in the establishment of an agreement.
• The Portuguese government pledges to sign the new collective agreement within the next two weeks.
• Lisbon workers carried out a prolonged strike from April 20 to May 5• Swedish dockworkers fall victim to the longest labor dispute in the maritime sector in recent years
April 11, 2016. New Jersey. The General Coordinator of the International Dockworkers Council (IDC), Jordi Aragunde, met with IDC Zone Coordinators this week at the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) headquarters in New Jersey (US). The meeting involved adiscussion of important topics to be held in the coming months.
April 28, 2016. Gothenburg, Sweden. SDU & IDC Press Note
Industrial action is escalating in Gothenburg. Next week production will be halted at the APM Terminal (APMT), Scandinavia´s largest container terminal, once more.
The Swedish Dockworkers' Union (SDU) Local 4 completed last week the second of two 24-hour strikes. Since then, no positive steps have been given from AMPT to find a negotiated solution to the current conflict.
Consequently, the union has again given notice of strike for next week: 24hrs on 17-18 May (starting at 4pm) and another 24-hour round on May 24-25. Each strike will be accompanied by an overtime ban 8 hours before and 8 hours after.
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