Norway -Dock workers block port to force compliance with collective agreement -April 12, 2012

Unionised dock workers blocked the port of Drammen to keep a vessel being unloaded by unregistered dockers. The Norwegian-owned ship was carrying goods from Estonia under the Barbados flag, attempting to have it unloaded by unregistered Polish workers. The port’s collective agreement states that all ships must be unloaded by registered dockers, but talks to achieve compliance this point have failed to yield results. In reaction, unionised workers have forced compliance by blocking access for unregistered workers.  Three hours after the start of the blockade, the Port Authority sent in registered workers to unload the ship.

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For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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