Port of Vancouver Avoids Disruption as Longshoremen Reach Deal

By Rod Nickel and Kelsey Johnson WINNIPEG, Manitoba/OTTAWA, May 30 (Reuters) - A lockout of longshore workers at Canada's biggest port, the Port of Vancouver, ended in a deal on Thursday after a few hours, averting a potentially massive shipping disruption, the workers' union and employers association said. The lockout was immediately lifted and the union also withdrew its … [Read more...]

South Africa Transport Workers Threaten “Total Shutdown” from Thursday

CAPE TOWN, May 28 (Reuters) - South Africa's transport workers union Satawu threatened a "total shutdown" at major ports across the country from Thursday after issuing a 48-hour strike notice for mariners over a payment dispute, the union said on Tuesday. The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) called the strike after negotiations with management became … [Read more...]

Finnish Seafarers Threaten to Strike From March 1

HELSINKI, Feb 14 (Reuters) - The Finnish Seafarers' Union threatened on Thursday it would call its members out on strike from March 1, stopping all Finnish passenger and cargo vessels, including ice-breakers, if its pay demands are not met. Shipping is crucial for Finland's economy, with more than four fifths of foreign trade passing through its ports, according to official … [Read more...]

Citing National Interests, Jakarta Port Workers End Strike Early

JAKARTA, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Workers at one of the operators of Indonesia's busiest ports ended their strike on Monday, sooner than planned, out of consideration for the "national interests", the chairman of the labour union said. More than 600 workers of PT Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) have been on strike since Thursday to demand bonus payments, disrupting … [Read more...]

Jakarta Port Strike Hits Biggest Terminal Operator

JAKARTA, Aug 4 (Reuters) - More than 600 workers at Jakarta's Tanjung Priok port have gone on strike and could extend the action until Aug. 10, their union said on Friday, disrupting operations at the biggest terminal of Indonesia's busiest port. The labour union of PT Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT) launched the strike on Thursday demanding bonus payments … [Read more...]