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Global Solidarity

Posted on 29th September 2011 at 08:33

Meanwhile, the dispute between Longshoremen in Longview and EGT is going global. The International Transport Workers Federation is announcing the launch of a campaign page in support of the efforts of Local 21, also linking to statements of solidarity and actions that are being taken in support of dock workers here in Longview. The ITF is an international trade union federation, claiming membership of 779 unions with nearly 4.7 million workers in 155 countries around the world. Yesterday in Holland, Dutch dock workers staged a protest in support of ILWU Local 21, with about a dozen workers picketing an STX Pan Ocean ship at a port in Holland. STX Pan Ocean of South Korea is a part-owner of the EGT terminal, along with Itochu of Japan and Bunge of the USA. Links to photos of the protest are now posted on the ILWU website.