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US strike threat lifted

[ February 4, 2013   //   ]

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed news that the threat of a damaging US ports strike has been staved off. The US Maritime Alliance and the International Longshoremen’s Association has reached a tentative agreement for a new six-year contract – staving off the prospect of a crippling ports strike.

BIFA director-general Peter Quantrill, said: “It would appear that it will business as usual through the container ports that might have been affected”
The current contract between the ILA and the employers expire at the end of last September 30, but has twice been extended, latterly to 6 February.

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