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ITF Comment: Port Of Los Angeles Strike

28 November 2012

ITF Comment: Port Of Los Angeles Strike

The ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) today reacted angrily to reports that trade union representatives’ phone calls had been bugged by their employers at the port of Los Angeles, USA. The Office Clerical Unit of Local 63 of the ITF-affiliated ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union), the branch involved, today began a strike at the port.

Speaking from Cyprus, where dockers’ and seafarers’ union leaders from around the world are meeting, ITF president Paddy Crumlin stated: “These are extremely serious charges. The world leadership of the dockers’ and seafarers’ unions of the ITF resolve to give full support and solidarity to the ILWU members affected. The company concerned is part of the Maersk international group, where there is an established dialogue, so the ITF will be urgently seeking high level meetings with them to find explanations and a functional resolution of the matter.”

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More information

The ILWU has released the following press statement, which can also be seen at http://www.ilwu.org/?p=4269:

Office clerical workers at Port of Los Angeles go on strike to stop outsourcing good jobs needed by working families in Harbor community
• November 27, 2012 12:55 pm


ENDS

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