Ireland - SIPTU: better protection dock workers is essential - November 30, 2018

SIPTU representatives have called for better protections and safety protocols for all dock and port workers following the tragic death of seafarer from the Philippines in Dublin city. SIPTU representatives have been campaigning with all stakeholders across Ireland and the UK over recent years to highlight members’ concerns on lashing and securing. According to SIPTU the only way further incidents can be eradicated, or at least minimised, is through the introduction of a certified training programme for seafarers. A Safe Pass Certificate similar to the one used in the Irish construction industry should also be put in place for all dock workers as a matter of urgency.

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