Germany: Dockers in Hamburg insist that lashing is dockers work!

The ETF-ITF lashing campaign is a key part of Fair Transport: attaching cargo to ships is a skilled and safety-critical task, which should only be carried out by trained dock workers. Indeed, there are now global agreements in place that confirm this. We’re now campaign hard to make sure this agreement is properly implemented in every European port, to protect seafarers lives and save dockers’ jobs.

Dockers in the German port of Hamburg, members of the union ver.di, supported our Fair Transport action week with a rally for lashing. They also had backup from European colleagues, with Norway’s YTF and the Lithuanian Carriers’ Trade Union stopping by in Hamburg for the event. A fantastic moment of camaraderie in our international mobilisation!

Hamburg dockers fight for lashing work