Global stevedoring company attacking Indonesian workers

Dockworkers in Indonesia employed by the global stevedoring company, International Container Terminal Services (ICTS), are in a protracted struggle over wages and conditions. The company is forcing its workforce into working long and unsafe overtime in order to earn a living wage because their basic salary is totally inadequate. The International Transport Federation is supporting the Indonesian workers in their fight for a living wage. The ITF has found that ITCS is similarly underpaying its workforce in Madagascar, while in Pakistan port workers demonstrated in support of their comrades in Madagascar and Indonesia. Against a global company like ICTS, co-ordinated industrial actions at other ICTS sites around the world would be much more effective in maximising workers’ power. For coverage on this listen to this episode of 3CR’s Stick Together show.