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Indefinite Transport Workers' Strike in South Africa

Transport workers in South Africa have been on strike since the 10th of May. Major South African exports, including fruit, metals and wine have sat idle in warehouses following the walkouts of railway and port workers.

Workers end protest at Surigao City Port, Phillipines

Surigao City Port.

Operations at the port of Surigao City has returned to normal after protesting workers entered into a compromise with the management on Friday (23rd).

Shipping traffic halted by wildcat strike in Finland

Helsinki docks

More than half of Finland's freight traffic was brought to a standstill on Tuesday 2 February by a wildcat strike by 1000 stevedores in seven ports.

There’s no justice, just us! Subversion

The March for Social Justice in London, supporting the Liverpool Dockers, saw another explosion of violence against the police. In opposition to those who say the rioters 'spoilt things', we published There’s No Justice, Just Us!. From Subversion #22 (1997)

Reclaiming the future

The same correspondents report of events of the weekend of 28 - 30th September 1996, which saw Reclaim the Streets activists going to Liverpool to support the dockers. From Subversion #20 (1996)

Dockers lockout

Article written by a communist in Liverpool active in supporting the Merseyside Dockers in their struggle against the MDHC in 1995.

1889: The Glasgow dockers' go-slow

London dockers demonstrate, 1889

A brief history of the strike of Glasgow dockers in 1889 which was proving fruitless, until they returned to work and began a go-slow or "working ca'canny".

2005: Bank clerks and dockers on month-long strikes in Greece

A brief account of bank and dock workers strikes in Greece in 2005 by TPTG.

Capital moves: transport and logistics

An analysis of the global transport and distribution industry, particularly with respect to the advent of "just-in-time" delivery and the implications for the working class.