ITF backs US dock workers in dispute with port authorities
ITF general secretary Stephen Cotton has written to International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) president Harold Daggett to pledge ‘undivided solidarity’ in their fight.
The letter continues: ‘The Ports of Delaware River Marine Trade Association (PMTA) and the Philadelphia Port Authority think they can continue to unilaterally drive down terms and conditions.
'Certain companies in the jurisdiction are deliberately pitting worker against worker in a blatant attempt to undermine both the ILA-USMX Master Contract and local agreements. Further, the PMTA has been unwilling to engage in genuine good faith discussions with the ILA in order to find a solution.