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US east coast dockers break off dock talks over automation

Washington - Negotations on a new International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) contract have broken off because as union president Harold Daggett said employers intend to use automation to eliminate jobs.

Washington - Negotations on a new International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) contract have broken off because as union president Harold Daggett said employers intend to use automation to eliminate jobs. Mr Daggett said the ILA and United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) disagreed on the distinction between fully automated terminals, which the union is pledged to fight, and semi-automated, which it will allow. “When they’re talking about fully automated, they mean two or three people on the whole terminal,” he told IHS Media.

(Source: Shippingonline)

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