Long-term skilled labour makes for safer and more productive ports
Dockers work in a competitive and increasingly privatised industry. Operators cut costs by hiring unskilled and casual labour, often provided by sub-contractors. This can put lives at risk as untrained workers take on the dangerous job of cargo handling. Dock work is heavily reliant on communication. This is greatly improved by having a regular, organised workforce who are familiar with each other.
The ITF supports its affiliates’ fight to protect:
- job security
- terms and conditions
- trade union rights
- safe working practices
We emphasise the importance of long-term skilled labour to the safe and efficient running of ports.
For more information contact the ITF dockers' section at firstname.lastname@example.org
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