Leading representatives of the International Dockworkers Council (IDC) and the International Transport Workers Federation Dockers Section (ITF) met in Liverpool on Friday 25 September, before the 20th anniversary commemoration of the Liverpool Dockworkers strike. The meeting discussed the increased attacks upon Dockworkers globally from port owners and ship-owners, as well as industry problems, such as outsourcing and over-capacity that threaten members’ job security and conditions. At the same time, constant attacks against dockworkers’ collective rights all over the world are creating social tensions in many countries.
International Dockworkers Council (IDC) – Barcelona, 8/09/15 The IDC expresses deep concern over the refugee crisis in Syria. More than 4 million Syrians- half of them children- are desperately trying to flee from their war-torn country to neighboring countries and Europe.
Save the date! This year the EUROPEAN ZONE ASSEMBLY will be in THESSALONIKI, GREECE on the 13-14-15 OCTOBER 2015
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WHEREAS, representatives, members and supporters of maritime and port workers unions are meeting in Liverpool, England on this 20th anniversary of the historic struggle by Liverpool dockers against mass sackings and union-busting; and WHEREAS, while their struggle was ultimately lost, a key part of the Liverpool dockers struggle was solidarity actions by maritime and port workers around the world, giving rise to the International Dockworkers Council (IDC) and its successful campaign for the Charleston 5 longshore struggle; and
As mentioned, this year we will be celebrating the EUROPEAN ZONE ASSEMBLY in THESSALONIKI, GREECE during the 13-14-15 of October, 2015.
Our partners OMYLE are finalizing the details for holding the assembly!
Rotterdam, 27 August 2015Unions representing dockworkers in the major seaports in the North range met today in Rotterdam and agreed on a common strategy to cope with the current and future challenges affecting the workers they represent.
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