Unite London & Eastern is campaigning for union recognition and a collective agreement for all workers at the soon to be opened London Gateway owned by DP World.
The London Gateway - a new container port facility ultimately owned by Dubai Ports International – is due to open by the end of 2013. Although the new port could help to create some 36,000 jobs there are concerns about overcapacity in the industry and threats to both the Tilbury and Thamesport ports which could be under threat.
Despite Unite being the dock workers’ union, DP World’s management has refused to enter into meaningful negotiations towards proper trade union recognition, and there are fears that the company is engaging on a race to the bottom as it looks to slash workers’ terms and conditions to compete for business.
Help Unite defend the dockers. Unite is proud to be the docker’s union and will not allow this great industry to be destroyed. Join the regular demonstrations across the country backing the dockers. Campaigners have challenged the company, its shareholders and its customers across the country with marks & Spencer, the European Investment Bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Triumph and Uniserve all lobbied by the campaign team.
Contact the Unite 4 Gateway campaign team: