ITF inspectors and dockers’ and seafarers’ union members began an East Asian maritime action week on Monday in ports in Japan, Korea, Russia and Taiwan.
The event runs from 1-5 September and during it joint inspection teams will check and enforce decent pay and working conditions onboard vessels.
In Japan a rally will also be held at the premises of the Kotoku Kaiun company, which refuses to talk with union representatives.
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