Source: IDCIn this month's newsletter, we want to pay special tribute to the brothers who have left us during the last few weeks. It's been a tragic month at the docks, with seven fatal accidents taking place that have resulted in the loss of seven dockworkers since October 22.
Source: O estivador/SETC (Adapted version and translation from Portuguese by the IDC)After a week of industrial action initiated on November 14th in the Port of Lisbon, it can be concluded that port activity in Lisbon has descended into disorder. As the dockworkers union foresaw, chaos is a consequence of the unilateral declaration made by the employer to end the collective agreement, when clearly there was vital need for such a regulatory instrument.
AFTER 102 days of at times bitter struggle, MUA members in Brisbane and Sydney voted overwhelmingly on Monday to rescind their previous EBA and to vote in another EBA to cover their working conditions over the next three years.
We have travelled a long way from our hapless position on August 6, when 97 workers were sacked by text & email, to the outcome that we have achieved this week. This is a credit to the rank and file, the leadership involved and the thousands of supporters who stood by us during this most difficult of times.
Source: International Dockworkers Council (IDC)The IDCE Working Group met in Scotland on November 17th, together in the attendance of multiple smaller ports in France, Spain, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, U.K., Scotland, Denmark, and Portugal. Numerous conflicts and challenges facing the European dockworkers were addressed at this meeting.
One hundred delegates representing the dockworkers' unions of Greece, Cyprus, Malta, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Denmark, France, Norway, Belgium, Spain and Portugal met in Thessaloniki (Greece) on October 15 for the IDC European Zone Assembly.
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