Longshoreman

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Longshoreman

A person who loads and unloads cargo from ships. Because these jobs are often both temporary and dangerous, longshoremen in the United States are entitled to coverage under the Longshore Act. A longshoreman is also called a docker or a stevedore.
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A docker who had just completed a round-the- clock picket told me: "Most of us are in our mid-50s and would be better off taking the money but this is a matter of principle."
January 1996: A delegation from the Women of the Waterfront group took the dockers' campaign to 10 Downing Street.
"It's time Hutchison recognised its failings in workplace safety, it's time the company consulted with a workers' safety committee on how to eliminate and minimise risks and hazards, and it's time for the company to increase its efforts to improve our places of work and make them safer than ever before," said ITF President and Dockers' Section chair Paddy Crumlin.
The post Limassol port shutdown averted as dockers return to work appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
Those dockers - holding a banner saying "Save The 80: Say No To Casuals" - handed leaflets to workers arriving at Seaforth container terminal and 329 workers employed by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company refused to cross their picket line.
Edinburgh Park Dockers' Club - closed in 2013 Pictures: TOC 66
For its 30th anniversary, Dockers is four basic men's styles: Jean Cut (for best-looking jeans); Broken for slim fit; Clean Khaki as ultimate versatile pants; and Best Pressed for one to look sharpest.
Dockers is located at Glorietta 3, Power Plant Mall, Cash and Carry, Trinoma, Robinsons Place Manila, Alabang Town Center, Ayala Mall Cebu, Centrio Ayala Mall CDO.
The docker's decision could seriously affect the factory where 500 men and women are employed and manufacture pharmaceutical, confectionery and other goods.
Dockers were only formed in the summer, but are currently top of Dorset & Wilts League Two South in the ninth tier of English club rugby with a 100% record of 16 victories so far this season.
The dockers yesterday rejected the port employers' secret pay rise offer at the end of a 48-hour delay period for the strike.