Source: IDCOn 13 and 14 January members of the IDC European zone travelled to Sines to attend various events organized by the IDCE and SETC around the labor situation at the port of Sines. An IDCE Working Group meeting was organized on Wednesday and labor conference on port labor and a demonstration outside the offices of PSA-LaborSines the next day. More than a hundred delegates from France, Belgium, Spain, Greece, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Malta, the UK and various ports in Portugal gathered outside PSA to protest against the precarious labor model implemented at the port of Sines.
The IDC will be organising this year its General Assembly and Zone Assemblies in Miami, at the Marriot Key Biscayne Hotel on the 21-22 September, kindly hosted by the ILA (International Longshoremen Association). Save the date!
Fuente: IDCThe IDC European Zone organised yesterday 27 January a meeting to open the debate on automation at the CGT headquarters in Paris. The meeting aimed at initiating an internal discussion within the IDC on one of the major challenges that dockworkers are currently facing in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia: automation and technological change. The fast pace taking place at the sector in the last three years and is already having a major impact on the profession.
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Source: IDCRepresentatives from IDC and FEPORT have met in Paris on January 26th, 2016 to exchange about a number of issues of common interest. The talks allowed both parties to identify areas of possible future cooperation in light of evolutions impacting port operations.
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: IDCThe first international conference organized by the MUA Queensland branch has taken place in Brisbane on 3 and 4 December. The conference brought together relevant union leaders at the international, national and MUA level. The IDC participated in the conference with two speeches from Jordi Aragunde, Anthony and Manuel Lanon Tetard on automation and solidarity, and Ken Riley and Mark Bass on dock work in the East Coast of the United States. After the IDC speeches, the MUA Queensland Branch has officially signed their affiliation to the IDC with 800 members.
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.
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.
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