Thursday, 4 June 2009

Unite dockers fight back against recession

Unite dock workers from ports across the UK attended a conference in London today (Thursday) to discuss the impact the recession is having on members’ job security and terms of employment.
Brendan Gold, Unite national secretary for docks and waterways said: “Delegates attending the National Docks Conference reported on the impact the recession is having with redundancies and forced changes to working practices in many ports.
“It is clear that some employers are hiding behind the current downturn to force through changes in working agreements which they have been after for many years.
“The conference today has put port employers on a warning that Unite will support all dock workers fighting to protect their jobs and reject changes which result in the fragmentation of the industry and to resist all attempts to take dock work away from dockers.”

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