United Kingdom -Contract dispute at Tilbury dock -May 16, 2012

Unions reacted outraged at the unilateral decision by Enterprise Distribution Centre (EDC) at Tilbury port to introduce so-called “follow-the-ship” contracts, which defines the start of working time as the moment that the ship is ready to be unloaded, rather than as assigned shift times. The dockers have organised their first 24-hour strike in 23 years and have warned more actions will follow if EDC continues to refuse negotiations.

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