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Maritime leaders meet to discuss global automation

17 Jul 2014
Press Release

WHAT: Dockers’ union representatives from across the globe will gather in Sydney, Australia for a two-day strategy conference on April 29 and 30 April to discuss automation — past, present and future. At the end of the conference (which is closed to the press) three key personnel will be available to brief media in person or by phone on global automation and the conference’s findings.

WHO: Paddy Crumlin, national secretary of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) and president of the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF); Ray Familathe, vice president mainland of the US International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), and ITF dockers’ section 2nd vice chair; Sharon James, ITF dockers’ section secretary.

WHEN: April 30 at 13:00 AEST.

WHERE: Four Points Sheraton, 161 Sussex Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia (

You will receive a press release giving full details of the conference on Monday. For more details before then you can see also


For more information contact ITF press officer, Sam Dawson.
Direct line: + 44 (0)20 7940 9260.

International Transport Workers' Federation - ITF:
ITF House, 49 - 60 Borough Road, London SE1 1DS
+ 44 (0) 20 7403 2733
Fax: + 44 (0) 20 7375 7871

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