Sean Robertson

Australia

EUROPE

Spanish and International Unions Strike to Defend Spanish Dockworkers

March 09, 2017 | The conservative government of Spain has set in motion plans to scrap the current port labor system, which would force over six thousand dockworkers to be laid off over four years. In response, (...)

Sean Robertson

EUROPE

Over Six Thousand Spanish Dockworkers’ Jobs Face the Axe

March 09, 2017 | Over six thousand Spanish dockworkers could be made redundant if the Spanish government abides by the demands of the European Commission to scrap the country’s current port labor (...)

Sean Robertson

SWEDEN

Swedish dockworkers do battle with APM Terminals

February 23, 2017 | Swedish dockworkers in the port of Gothenburg are in the midst of a long-running dispute with APM Terminals (APMT). This dispute between members of the Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU) and APMT (...)

Sean Robertson

EUROPE

Swedish Dockworkers’ Union: Born Fighting Bosses and Bureaucrats

February 22, 2017 | The Swedish Dockworkers’ Union (SDU) has been shaped by decades of rank and file rebellion, bureaucratic expulsions from a general transport union and a long history of international (...)

Sean Robertson

CHILE

Trotskyist and Feminist Bárbara Brito Wins University of Chile Student Union Vice-Presidency

December 01, 2016 | This is the first time that a candidate from the revolutionary, anti-capitalist left won a senior position in the country’s oldest student federation at its most important (...)

Sean Robertson

ARGENTINA

April 29 Sees Massive Union Mobilization Against Austerity

May 13, 2016 | All five of Argentina’s deeply divided union federations came together to hold a huge joint demonstration against the conservative government of Mauricio (...)

Sean Robertson

ARGENTINA

Historic victory for the Left in the Tire workers’ union (SUTNA)

May 06, 2016 | On April 29, a united left slate won a historic victory in the elections of the Sindicato Único de Trabajadores del Neumático Argentino (SUTNA - United Tire Workers’ Union of Argentina). The (...)

Sean Robertson

AUSTRALIA

Long on Rhetoric, Short on Detail: The Communist Party of Australia and the Hutchison Ports Dispute

February 16, 2016 | The dispute that began in August 2015 with the sacking of 97 dock workers has been resolved. After months of negotiations between Hutchison Ports Australia (HPA) and Maritime Union of Australia (...)

Sean Robertson

AUSTRALIA

Hutchison Ports Dispute Ends With Dozens of Voluntary Redundancies

January 27, 2016 | The dispute that began on the night of August 6, 2015, when Hutchison Ports Australia (HPA) sacked 97 dockworkers (“wharfies”) by text message and email, has come to an (...)

Sean Robertson

AUSTRALIA

Hutchison Ports Dispute Enters its Fourth Week

September 01, 2015 | The ongoing dispute between Hutchison Ports Australia and the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) has entered its fourth week. The 97 dockworkers, sacked by text message and email on August 6, (...)

Sean Robertson

AUSTRALIA

Left Voice launches campaign for 97 sacked Australian dock workers

August 29, 2015 | Supporters of the news website Left Voice have launched a campaign in solidarity with the 97 dock workers employed by Hutchison Ports Australia who were sacked by text message and email on the (...)

Sean Robertson

LABOR

Australia: 97 dock workers sacked by Hutchison Ports remain locked out

August 20, 2015 | After a week of magnificent union and community solidarity with the 97 dock workers sacked by Hutchison Ports Australia, the battle for their reinstatement has gone to (...)

Sean Robertson

LABOR

Australia: Almost 100 dock workers sacked by Hutchison Ports

August 13, 2015 | On August 6, at half an hour before midnight, almost 100 dock workers received text messages on their mobile telephones asking them to check their emails. These members of the Maritime Union of (...)

Sean Robertson

ARGENTINA

Bus Drivers of Line 60 defeat employer sackings and lock out

August 11, 2015 | After a marathon 41 day struggle, the 1,200 bus drivers of the Line 60 bus service in Buenos Aires returned to work on August 5 after winning the reinstatement of fifty sacked workmates. This (...)

Sean Robertson

GUEST POST

Maritime Union of Australia elections: continuity and change

July 22, 2015 | The Quadrennial Elections of the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) have just been finalised, with newly elected officials taking office on July 1. The election results were a real mixed (...)

Sean Robertson