Violence Erupts At Manila Container Port Strike

Thursday, September 28, 2000
One worker was killed in a violent strike that forced a major international container port in Manila to halt operations on Thursday.

"One of our workers was stabbed in the neck and died," a spokeswoman at the International Container Terminal Services Inc said.

"Because of that we have to stop operations because the lives of those still working are being endangered," she said.

ITSCI is the operator of the Manila International Container Terminal (MICT) that handles 70 percent of the international container traffic in Manila. Shares of ICTSI had fallen 3.26 percent to 89 centavos.

ICTSI said approximately 90 workers began an "illegal strike" on Wednesday, barricading the entrance of the MICT to demand collective bargaining with management.

The ICTSI spokeswoman said the man who was killed was not a member of the striking union. However, the union said the man was one of the strikers.

It was reported that the strikers, belonging to the Association of Port Checkers and Workers-Local Union, attempted to enter the MICT premises early on Thursday to urge other workers to join the strike.

Police said they were still investigating the claim of the strikers because there was no gunfire heard at the MICT premises early on Thursday.

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Dry Bulk Carrier Newbuilding Orders Surge

Dry bulk carrier newbuilding orders predominate among the contracts reported in the latest issue of the Clarkson Hellas S&P Weekly Bulletin. Dry bulk carriers One

OSI to Integrate Software for UK Royal Navy

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced the signing of a contract to integrate its flagship software, ECPINS-W Sub, into the U.K. Royal Navy’s T45 Destroyer Integrated Bridge System (IBS).

HHI to Deploy 3DEXPERIENCE Design Platform

Hyundai Heavy Industries Selects Marine & Offshore Industry Solution Experiences for Design and Engineering of Offshore Structures Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company,

Ports

Bayport Dredging a Step Closer; Barbours Cut Pending

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has furnished the Port Authority its draft permit for the Bayport Channel Improvement project, Executive Director Roger Guenther

Petroecuador Tenders to Buy High Octane Naphtha

State-run Petroecuador has launched two tenders to buy a total of 22 cargoes, 240,000 barrels each, of high octane naphtha RON 87 and 93 for delivery starting on May 21-23,

DP World in Talks With Banks for $3b Loan

Dubai-owned port operator DP World is in talks with lenders to triple the size of an existing $1 billion loan, as well as extend the lifespan and reduce the interest rate,

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Navigation Offshore Oil Pod Propulsion Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1038 sec (10 req/sec)