Our Nordic dockers have gathered in Finland to get ready in view of the entry into force of the dockers clause. They have invited Niek Stam from FNV Havens on behalf of the ETF and ITF Dockers sections.
What will this mean? That from the 1st of January 2020 all vessels covered by IBF agreements will be lashed and unlashed only by dockers in all ETF and ITF ports.
A big step forward for both our dockers and our seafarers and for #fairtransport!
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ITF Inspector Karl Risser addressing the Canadian Transportation Safety Board in Ottawa today. Karl asked why the TSB declined to investigate the death of Sri Lankan Second Officer who fell overboard while lashing underway on the Saint Lawrence Seaway. Lashing is dangerous work. Many dockers employers associations say lashing cause more accidents than any other workplace industry. Transport Canada is in the pocket of industry. They continue to allow seafarer lashing while underway. The TSB has out fatigue and safety management systems as priority issues and still nothing happens.