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
A container was left precariously hanging over a truck at Patrick Port Botany on Monday when the company's automatic Rail Mounted Gantry (RMG) failed.
Sydney Branch Deputy Glen Wood said the accident could have been fatal.
"Comrades, Do we have anything to fear with the industry going Auto? Not at the moment, all we have to fear is our members being killed," he said. "See the photo of what happened yesterday afternoon at Patrick's Port Botany."
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.
Maritime Union of New Zealand workers at Port Chalmers voted down redundancy proposal for the second time