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Unite backs port owners’ stance against Brussels

[ July 4, 2013   //   ]

The Unite trade union has thrown its weight behind the UK Major Ports Group in rejecting the European Commission’s proposed new ports directive. Unite says it is unhappy at moves that would allow shipowners to use their own crews to unload cargo and undermine UK port workers’ pay and conditions; and the opening up of mooring, tug boats and pilots to competition which, says Unite. would reduce safety standards.


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