Mass sackings hit dockworkers in PNG

In early October, the global port operator company, International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI), took over the operations of a number of ports in Papua New Guinea (PNG). The workers took industrial actions against this takeover as part of global actions against ICTSI in ports around the world. Subsequently, up to a 1,000 workers were dismissed by ICTSI so that they could be replaced by cheaper non-unionised labour. Australian maritime workers rallied in Sydney during the week in support of their fellow workers in PNG.