International labor union criticizes Svitzer and Maersk

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) criticizes Maersk-owned tugboat company Svitzer for failing labor rights in Australia, among other places. Maersk CEO Søren Skou says a solution will be found.

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On several occasions, the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has praised Maersk for being willing to partake in constructive collaboration. But recently, the labor union leveled sharp criticism toward Maersk company Svitzer charged with undermining labor rights in countries such as Australia, the Netherlands and the UK.

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