Friday, 30 August 2013

Demonstrating outside DP World's London office yesterday

Many men in suits filming us today, some of which were saluted by security. Suggestion they were from DP World management???. Soon took to their heels when approached for discussion. (3 photos)

Demonstrating outside DP World's London office yesterday, dockers from Liverpool, Immingham, Hull, Grimsby, Felixstowe, Southampton and of course Tilbury. We again call on DP World to give basic human rights to their workers, representation by a trade union.

Unite activists were yesterday protesting outside the London head office of the Dubai-based DP World, owners of the London Gateway, in the continuing row over union recognition at the new deep-sea container port in the Thames Estuary.
The union argues that far from creating jobs, the London Gateway could suck business and jobs from other UK ports, while at the same time undermining the pay and terms and conditions of its workforce due to lack of union recognition.
The demonstration took place between 11am to 3pm outside the DP World Head Office, 16 Palace Street, London, SW1 5JQ.
Unite regional officer Jane Jeffery said: “The protests against DP World’s refusal to recognise the union are continuing and Unite will not rest until workers get their rights recognised. Unite believes that the refusal to recognise the union at London Gateway will mean a race to the bottom in terms of employment conditions.
“We also believe DP World’s behaviour could also threaten the future viability of other container ports. That’s why we were protesting yesterdayand this union is not just going to step aside and allow DP World to ride roughshod over basic labour rights.”

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