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Ports of Ashdod and Haifa hit by surprise strike

A surprise wildcat strike by Israeli port workers in the state-run ports of Ashdod and Haifa ended on Thursday (28 May) night after a two-day shutdown. Even though the Labour Court in both Ashdod and Haifa deemed the strike illegal and ordered workers to return to their posts, it took intervention from the Histadrut Labour Federation, an umbrella union for thousands ... Read More »

LA and Long Beach continue as normal despite truckers strike

Truckers picketing on Monday night

Truck drivers who serve the Southern Californian ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Diego have gone on strike. Workers from four separate trucking companies began at 6.30am on Monday April 27 and container terminals were picketed. There are around 16,000 truckers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach working for 800 companies. However, only 500 truckers ... Read More »

PMA and ILWU finally agree a new five year contract

Late Friday evening February 20, the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) announced that a tentative deal had been reached on a new five year labour contract. Details of the agreement affecting around 20,000 West Coast dockworkers at 29 ports, who have been without a contract since July, were not released. The PMA and ... Read More »

29 US West Coast ports likely to close

Twenty nine ports on the US West Coast are expected to temporarily suspend cargo operations today (Thursday 12 February) and on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, according to the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA). The decision comes after recent International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) work slowdowns have proved costly, halting the movement of billions of dollars of goods with no long-term ... Read More »

General strike in Belgium hits ports including Antwerp

Port of Antwerp

A 24-hour general strike is underway in Belgium, with the country’s transportation networks including its ports, coming to a standstill. Belgium’s ports have been blockaded because of the industrial action against austerity, with dock workers amongst those frustrated by government proposals to scrap a cost-of-living wage rise next year. At Europe’s third busiest port, the Port of Antwerp, no operations ... Read More »

Strikes halt operations at Belgian ports

Operations have come to a standstill at the Port of Antwerp

A 24 hour strike at ports in Belgium has brought the country’s shipping trade to a standstill, with Europe’s third largest port, the Port of Antwerp, amongst those affected. As of 11.30 GMT on 24 November, traffic had brought 50 ships at Antwerp to a halt, of which 27 were waiting to leave the port and 23 were waiting to ... Read More »