Yesterday, 5 March 2014, 20 dockworkers’ unions from 16 countries affiliated to the ETF (European Transport Workers’ Federation) and the IDC (International Dockworkers’ Council) have met in Lisbon to renew their support to the Portuguese union SETC and its members, which have been involved in a tough dispute over the past two years. The Portuguese case is exemplary for the challenges faced by dockworkers all over Europe, since European legislation, infringement mechanisms and austerity plans imposed by international financial institutions are being used to try to undermine national laws and dockers’ conditions in other European countries as well ...
On 8 January 2014 IDC-E (International Dockworkers Council’s European zone) and ETF (European Transport Workers’ Federation) representatives met in Lisbon to discuss the alarming situation affecting Portuguese ports. The meeting was held following the decision to set up an international campaign and actions to protest against the port reform implemented in Portugal since 2012. As a consequence of this reform, the labour conditions at the Portuguese ports, and in particular at the port of Lisbon have progressively deteriorated. Both organisations agreed to start a joint solidarity campaign starting from January 2014.
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Source: OMYLE & Piraeus Dockworkers UnionMore mobilisations have been organised in Greece against the Government plans to privatize Piraeus and Thessaloniki port authorities.
Fuente:OMYLE y Sindicato de Estibadores del PireoContinúan las movilizaciones en Grecia contra los planes del Gobierno griego para privatizar las Autoridades Portuarias del Pireo y Tesalónica.
Here I present "The War of the Ports", a set of interviews to ten dockworkers, union leaders, from several European countries.
Source:itfglobalOn Friday 28 March 2014, the European Commission sent a reasoned opinion to Belgium on the organisation of port labour in Belgian ports, which would allegedly infringe the rules of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU). This is the first step towards the opening of an infringement procedure, which has been lengthily announced.
Source: Piraeus Dockworkers Union & OMYLEAfter HRADF approved the terms of the international tender process for the sale of a 67% stake of Piraeus Port Authority S.A. (5.3), the trade unions of Piraeus and Thessaloniki ports announced on Tuesday 11.3 a 4hrs stoppage, and a demonstration through the city of Piraeus that ended at the Ministry of Maritime Affairs.
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