IDC-E StatementAll the members of the IDC European zone support the Greek people who, through a democratic vote affirmed their opposition to the austerity measures imposed by Europe.
Yesterday, on February 4, a historic agreement was signed for Paraguay’s port workers. The negotiations between the IDC delegation and the LOMP-CCT with the Ministry of Labor ended in accords to establish a collective labor agreement for the Port of Caacupemí, the re-hiring of the 200 workers dismissed and the release of 11 detainees who were facing charges of six years in prison.
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Source:Europe:euThe European Commission has concluded that certain fiscal benefits granted by Greece in favour of port operator Piraeus Container Terminal S.A. (PCT) and its parent company Cosco Pacific Limited (Cosco) provided the beneficiaries with an undue advantage over their competitors in breach of EU state aid rules. These benefits include tax exemptions and preferential accounting treatment.
Press release: CoordinadoraDuring the morning the minister and other senior officials of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport met with representatives of Coordinadora, and other workers' organizations, as a first step in a negotiation to respond to the ruling from the Court of Luxembourg with unity, as Ana Pastor had previously agreed with dockworkers.
Source:ILWUIt wasn’t quick or easy, but the ILWU Longshore Negotiating Committee reached a tentative agreement for a new 5-year contract with the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) on February 20th.
Source: longshoreshippingnews.comSAN FRANCISCO (Feb. 20, 2015) – The Pacific Maritime Association and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union today announced a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract covering workers at all 29 West Coast ports. The deal was reached with assistance from U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez and Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service Deputy Director Scot Beckenbaugh.The parties will not be releasing details of the agreement at this time. The agreement is subject to ratification by both parties.
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