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Estonian seafarers strike over wages

Thursday, 16 January, 2014

The Seamen's Independent Union says there is an 80% chance of resolving the Tallink dispute.

Tallink management has tabled a new offer in its labor dispute with crew members. The ferry company says it would increase spending on payroll by close to 6 percent.

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How can unions organise precarious workers??

Uncertain shifts, varying wages - sound familiar?

This is what millions of dockers and seafarers, as well as workers from other transport sectors, are facing on a daily basis. An estimated 50% of the transport workforce is now in precarious work and it looks like that number is only set to grow. Unions are recognising this and have been working with the ITF to try and start doing something to organise precarious workers, where they're not already.

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