Constant vigilance is the key to docks safety

Two workers died this weekend in Antwerp, killed by a bulldozer being lifted into or out of the hold of a bulker for unloading purposes.

January 31, 2012

Longview settlement in sight

Even as we’re offering help to the dockers of Auckland news has come in of a tentative agreement in the Longview dispute, which has galvanised ITF dockers around the world in support of their comrades in the ILWU.

January 25, 2012

Backing up our New Zealand colleagues

The power of solidarity was visibly on show this week. A meeting at ITF House of dockers and seafarers’ union reps put the management of Ports of Auckland Limited on notice that unless they act to settle the dispute there they risk us making them a ‘port of convenience’, with all that that implies for their image and future.