Sunday, 25 November 2018

Police break up port picket line to resume VW car shipments


LISBON (Reuters) - Police in riot gear broke up a picket line of striking stevedores in the Portuguese port of Setubal on Thursday to clear the way for strikebreakers hired to resume shipments of cars made at a nearby Volkswagen plant nearby. 
Thousands of cars have piled up at the port and at the Volkswagen Autoeuropa plant since the strike began on Nov. 5, forcing the manufacturer to cancel seven shipments. 
Stevedores tore down the fences around the main access road to the port and sat and lay in front of a bus with strikebreakers before police hauled them away one by one, while others shouted “Go away, go away!”. 
Stevedores’ union SEAL accuses the port authorities of a “criminal wage discrimination” against the majority of stevedores who have no permanent contracts and are usually hired for a day’s job.

THIS VESSEL HAS 1000 INFECTED CARS..LOADED BY SCABS....going to EMDEN, GERMANY. THIS IS A SCRUPULOUS ATTACK TO ALL DOCKERS! THIS ACTION MUST BE CONDEMNED TROUGH INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY. PORTUGESE DOCKERS ARE ASKING FOR SOLIDARITY!!!!
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Volkswagen Autoeuropa said in a statement the ship’s loading on Thursday was made possible thanks to guarantees provided by the government and the port operator. It said no alternative shipping route was capable of handling its production volume. 

The plant makes more than 880 cars per day, including the new T-Roc SUV. Autoeuropa is Portugal’s single largest exporter. 
The union said 30 strikebreakers had been hired specifically by the car manufacturer to load the ship with some 2,000 Volkswagen cars that had been piling up at the port, and were paid far more than workers usually were. 
Volkswagen would not comment on the hiring of strikebreakers. 
Reporting By Andrei Khalip, editing by Axel Bugge and Angus MacSwan


OK..THE PAGLIA, HAS LEFT SETUBAL AND IS UNDERWAY TO EMDEN, GERMANY.
PAGLIA HAS A HIGHLY INFECTED CARGO ON BOARD. CARGO LOADED BY SCABS. IN THE WORLD OF TRADE UNIONISME THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST WORSE THINGS THAT WE CAN DEAL WITH. 
IT IS AN UNSPOKEN RULE THAT INFECTED CARGO STAYS ON THE SHIP UNTIL THE ISSUES THAT MADE THIS HAPPEN ARE BEING SOLVED.  
WE CAN SHOW NOW TO ALL EMPLOYERS THAT THERE ARE LIMITS TO THEIR PRACTICES. IT IS TIME FOR JUSTICE!!
TO OUR BROTHERS IN EMDEN, PLEASE DO NOT HANDLE THE INFECTED CARGO.
#solidarityonthedocks
#internationalsolidarity

We made this letter to show all the brothers across the world what is happening in the port of Setubal in Portugal, we translated the letter in English and German for all of you can real understand and help us

• of for longshoreman

I as a longshoreman from Portugal I come to appeal that the ro ro ship with the name paglia, which carries Volkswagen cars from the autoeuropa factory, which is not operated for the following reason, we have been on full strike for 2 weeks because we have no Work and the bosses in conjunction with the government used police force to prevent our picket line from being the terminal door and being able to enter with non-Dockers to do our work and be able to carry the ship ship, with this situation all the dockworkers continue Without wages and being repressed by the police and bosses, all with the connivance of the Portuguese government. This ship will leave setúbal to the port of Emden (Deeme) in Germany, we appeal to your understanding and common sense, and we ask for help from all dockworkers from all over the world and especially to colleagues from the port of Emden, to block this Discharge, so that this work is done only and always by Dockers.
It does not matter the political or trade union force, it is important to show what
Today for us, tomorrow for all.
DOCKERS PORTUGAL
Proud to be a Docker

• From stevedore to stevedore

As a Portuguese stevedore l, I making this appeal to the Ro Ro ship named Paglia, which carries Volkswagen cars from the Autoeuropa factory in Portugal, which we appeal to not be discharged for the following reason, we have been in full strike for over 2 weeks because we don’t have a work contract and the company owners together with the government used police force to pull out our picket line from the door of the terminal and to be able to enter with non-stevedores to do our work and to be able to load the ship PAGLIA, in this situation all the Docker’s remain unpaid and still repressed by the police and companies, all with the connivance of the Portuguese government. This ship will depart from the Port of Setúbal to the port of EMDEN (DEEME) in Germany, we appeal to your understanding and common sense, and we ask for help from all the Docker’s around the world, and especially the brothers from the port of EMDEN, to block this discharge, so that this work is done only and always by stevedores.
No matter the political or trade union force, it is important to show what we are made of
Today for us, tomorrow for all.
United we stand, divided we fall
DOCKERS PORTUGAL
PROUD TO BE A DOCKER

• Dock workers for dockers

I am a dock worker in Portugal and I want to report to you here what on the ro ro ship with the name paglia, which transports cars from Volkswagen from the car Europe factory, which is not operated for the following reason. For 2 weeks we have been on strike because we have no contract of employment and the employer, together with the government, uses the police to clear our picket line in front of the terminal and give our work to simple people without training and for little money. With this situation, we don't get a pay From the police and the bosses, everything is taken with tacit consent from the Portuguese government. This ship leaves setubal to Germany (Emden / Demme), we ask you (appeal to your understanding) and good judgment, we need your cooperation and those from all the dockworkers from all over the world and in particular to the port workers from the port emden, Blocking this ship because this work always has to do the dockers. Anyway, politics or power union, we always have to show what we are.
DOCKERS PORTUGAL 
Proud to be a Docker

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