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Price rises meet strikes! The US eastern ports are also facing strike threats! As demand picks up and inflationary pressures continue to mount, labor protests are intensifying at ports in the United States and around the world. The International Lon

Karen 2024-06-14 11:59:20

Price rises meet strikes! The US eastern ports are also facing strike threats!

As demand picks up and inflationary pressures continue to mount, labor protests are intensifying at ports in the United States and around the world.


The International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) announced on June 10 that it was suspending negotiations with the United States Maritime Union (USMX), which had been scheduled for June 11, [due to ILA's concerns about the use of automated technology at some U.S. gateway ports].shipping service

The International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) is the largest maritime workers union in North America, representing 85,000 longshoremen on the East Coast, Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, the Great Lakes and major rivers of the United States. Its members include longshoremen in eastern Canada and the Bahamas.door to door service

The ILA said this week's scheduled New covenant talks needed to be suspended. Because they found an automatic door system handling truck operations at APM Terminals Mobile port in Alabama, with no workers involved, and noted that other ports may also be using such automated systems.shipping agent to USA
A union spokesman said: "Here we go again! This is another example of a USMX member unilaterally circumventing our coastal master contract. This is a clear violation of our agreement and we will no longer tolerate it.
Automatic doors allow trucks to be handled automatically without the need for labor, which would violate the contract, which runs until Sept. 30.
The contract defines a six-year work cycle for approximately 45,000 longshoremen at U.S. East Coast and Gulf ports. ILA President HaroldDaggett warned that union members would not work beyond the expiration of their contracts and hinted at a strike as early as October.

With time running out before the current contract expires, the threat of a lockout looms large and the impact will be immediate. Some US retailers are reportedly considering contingencies.
Recently, a number of ports have begun strike action. It is understood that all major ports in France, especially the container hub port of Le Havre and Marseille Fosse, are facing the threat of a month-long strike in the near future, which is expected to cause serious operational disruption and disruption. According to local news reports, the strike has severely affected port operations and had a direct impact on road transport.
In addition, on June 7, local time, port workers in the port of Hamburg, Germany, held a general strike. During this period, port operations are expected to be disrupted. Around 6,000 employees at the Port of Hamburg are affected by collective bargaining, and the strike has affected container handling operations at all terminals, with rail and trucking operations also suspended for the day. In addition, loading and unloading of ships will be delayed.