Companies like Svitzer are driving a race to the bottom in the tug sector. We know that tug workers and their families are paying the price of aggressive employer tactics like Svitzer’s.
Longer hours. Lower pay. More accidents at work.
Our global union family won’t stand for this. Especially not when companies like AP Moller-Maersk made a USD $20 billion profit last year - much of it thanks to the hard work and skill of tug workers, dockers and seafarers.
It’s time for Svitzer to recognise tug workers’ efforts.