Save the date! This year the EUROPEAN ZONE ASSEMBLY will be in THESSALONIKI, GREECE on the 13-14-15 OCTOBER 2015
San Juan, Puerto Rico .- IDC Press ReleaseThe event was kicked-off with speeches from prominent speakers of the port sector, which included an announcement from IDC General Coordinator that the 2016 IDC 7th General Assembly, to be held in September, will be hosted by the ILA in Miami.
IDC Press ReleaseJordi Aragunde, IDC General Coordinator, attended the ILWU Caucus in Honolulu. The ILWU Caucus delegates will be finalizing the details of the Master Contract for dockworkers at the West Cost of United States. At the meeting, Aragunde presented the IDC Trade Union Plan for the two coming years with the full support of the more than 250 delegates from all over the West Coast. The meeting is a sign of the spirit of cooperation and commitment between the two organizations.
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On August 26 and 27 dockworkers’ unions in the ‘Hamburg-Le Havre Range’ (comprising all major seaports in Germany, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom and Belgium) will meet in Rotterdam to discuss the threats of overcapacity and on-going automation of terminals. They will also examine the expansion of global terminal operator DP World in Europe.
Seaports are facing numerous challenges from changes in container shipping and extra terminal capacity being built in many northern European ports. Already many terminal operators are functioning below full utilisation and fail to realise their investments in their new, state-of-the-art terminals. Throughout the Range, ports are pushed into hefty competition, enticing shipping companies with ever-lower prices and higher discounts. Consequently further undermining the financial stability of terminal operators and endangering the working conditions of dockworkers.
At the same time, automation leads to a staggering decline in employment. Some indicate that Rotterdam, with its high levels of automation, may lose up to 20% of the jobs in its port industry.
The combined unions of dockworkers in Germany, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom and Belgium as well as the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the International Dockworkers Council (IDC) will be discussing the current threats and push for socially acceptable solutions.
Another subject is how to improve the industrial relationship between DP World and labour unions. The August conference will seek to develop a strategy to force DP World, which operates 5 container terminals within the Hamburg-Le Havre Range, into the 21st century and start talks about a collective bargaining agreement for the workers at all their terminals.
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A. A collective bargaining agreement was signed on Wednesday, June 24 with SPRBUN and on Thursday, June 25 with TECSA.B. TECSA is the main port operator of Buenaventura and SPRBUN maintains a situation of control over this operator with 99.9% shareholding.C. Of the 34 listed demands, 29 were agreed upon in the collective bargaining agreements.D. SPRBUN has personnel in their plant of 376 workers and TECSA has 523 workers.E. The conversations about the demands were carried out in the city of Buenaventura and were developed with the utmost respect between the two parties.F. We highlight the attentive attitude and participation of the workers regarding the development of the conversations, as well as the constant information and updates about what was happening at the negotiating table.
Last 15 June, the IDCE attended the European Parliament session for the presentation of the Draft report from Knut Fleckenstein on the port services regulation.
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