The International Longshore Association in the US have reached agreement with employers to extend their existing contract by three years, Lloyds List reports.
Crew on board the Southern Shipping vessel Matthew Flinders are refusing to sail the vessel over unpaid wages and have called on the support of the Maritime Union and the International Transport Workers' Federation.
I had the good fortune of attending the Anna Stewart Program (for women labour activists) in August for eight days and the International Transport Workers' Federation Global Network Terminal conference in Cork (Ireland) in September for three days.
Completely automated 'low frame electric bridges' could eliminate transtainers, The Journal of Commerce Online reports
The MUA sent a delegation of 14 to Cork, Ireland for an ITF conference to confront the current and future expansion of the four major Global Network Terminals (GNT), DPW, APM, HPH and PSA
At the meeting of the International Bargaining Forum in Manila on 1 October over 60 delegates from 17 countries reached agreement on a number of issues lodged by the ITF and the Joint Negotiating Group relating to the wages and employment conditions affecting seafarers serving on flag of convenience ships.