Poland -Dockworkers launch global campaign for right to bargain collectively -September 01, 2015

Dockworkers at the port of Gdansk staged a protest demanding a collective bargaining agreement. Employer DCT has refused to open negotiations for a collective agreement, leaving the dockers uncovered by any social dialogue. Trade union organisers explained the workers do not just want to negotiate for higher wages, but prioritise having secure employment contracts and decent working conditions. Despite the growth of the union, management has repeatedly failed to address adequately members’ concerns over important issues including temporary contracts, pay, holiday working and meaningful negotiation. It also brought in a legal firm to handle negotiations with the union over a collective bargaining agreement. Members have reported intimidation and threats of dismissal, while ten union activists have been forced to leave.

English: http://www.itfglobal.org/en/news-events/news/2015/august/global-campaign …

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