Posts Tagged ‘lockout’

Longshoremen Contract

Contract negotiations with longshoremen across the nation have broken down in the past week. Federal mediators seeking to avoid a walkout of thousands of East Coast and Gulf Coast dockworkers, from Massachusetts to Texas, have called a meeting of them and shipping companies. Terminal owners in the Pacific Northwest are considering a lockout and have replacement workers standing by to ensure grain exports to Asia.

Lockout of the day

Posted: 8 October 2012 in Uncategorized
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Anglo American Platinum [ht: sm] fired 12,000 workers who refused to return to work on Friday, apparently an attempt by the company to stem the tide of wildcat strikes that have shaken South Africa’s mining industry.