Romania -Unpaid wage leads to sailors’ strike -July 15, 2014

With negotiations are still ongoing a labour dispute that saw a cargo ship with 18 Romanian sailors and their Russian captain stuck in Canada for two weeks without food and water has been partially resolved.

With negotiations are still ongoing a labour dispute that saw a cargo ship with 18 Romanian sailors and their Russian captain stuck in Canada for two weeks without food and water has been partially resolved. A trade union spokesperson said eight of the sailors and their captain, on the ship owned by German company Intersee, have been given three months' worth of wages that were owed them. Seafarers' International Union of Canada added they will be flying home, while the others will stay to handle cargo the crew wouldn't deliver during the strike. The sailors went without food and water for two weeks and got so desperate they yelled at passing fishermen for gear so they could catch something to eat, though supplies were later delivered by supporters.

English: http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/dispute-partially-settled ...    

 

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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