Spanish and International Unions Strike to Defend Spanish Dockworkers
The conservative government of Spain has set in motion plans to scrap the current port labor system, which would force over six thousand dockworkers to be laid off over four years. In response, Spanish dockworkers’ unions have launched a round of strikes that will begin on March 10. That day will also see international union federations hold an international day of strike action in solidarity with their Spanish colleagues.
Sean RobertsonMarch 9, 2017
Swedish Dockworkers’ Union: Born Fighting Bosses and Bureaucrats
The Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU), or Svenska Hamnarbetarförbundet (HAMN) in Swedish, has been shaped by decades of rank and file dockworkers’ rebellion, bureaucratic expulsions from a general transport union and a long history of international solidarity.
Sean RobertsonFebruary 22, 2017
Hutchison Ports Dispute Ends With Dozens of Voluntary Redundancies
The dispute that began on the night of August 6, 2015, when Hutchison Ports Australia (HPA) sacked 97 dockworkers (“wharfies”) by text message and email, has come to an end. So what was the end result of the dispute that some described as ‘the biggest confrontation on the Australian waterfront since the 1998 Patrick lock-out’?
Sean RobertsonJanuary 27, 2016
Left Voice launches campaign for 97 sacked Australian dock workers
Supporters of the news website Left Voice have launched a campaign in solidarity with the 97 dock workers employed by Hutchison Ports Australia who were sacked by text message and email on the night of August 6.
Sean RobertsonAugust 29, 2015