International Dockworkers Council will make known its union objectives to African ports

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International Dockworkers Council will make known its union objectives to African ports
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IDC will make known its union objectives to African ports

IDC wants to be known in Africa. The objective it that African Unions in North Africa, Senegal, Cape Green Islands, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Cameroon know about the mission and tasks of IDC

The International Dockworkers Council (IDC), the organism that groups the main dockworker unions around the world, wants to be known in Africa. The main objective is that African Unions know about the advantages of belonging to IDC.

During the next month of May an African Conference will take place in Las Palmas. The intention is that this conference can end up gathering the main dockworker organizations from Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal, Cape Green Islands, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Cameroon.

This proposal has been put forward during the last IDC meeting that took place in Madrid this week where all coordinators had a meeting to analyse the present situation of the dock sector around the world. The Brazilian unions have confirmed the affiliation of 18 organisations from Brazil into IDC, adding another 4.324 dockworkers in the rank and file of IDC.

The IDC General Coordinator, Antolin Goya, put forward proposal on a Work Plan to be adopted for the next two years, focusing on the following items: relaunchment of the Barcelona and Peru offices, changes on the web page, editing new graphic material to spread the organisation's ideology in all those ports that are not affiliated yet and the creation of a budget control system for all the union actions to be taken from IDC.

Also, a vote will be taken on the admission of new member unions that represent port workers from Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, New Jersey, Martinique and Bulgaria.

At the moment IDC represents around 50.000 dockworkers from all around the World.

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