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India: Intl. Transport Workers' Federation alleges that Maersk contractor SC Thakur beat up port workers in Mumbai

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Company response
3 February 2010

Response by Maersk (part of A.P. Moller - Maersk): Intl. Transport Workers' Federation alleges Maersk contractor SC Thakur beat up port workers in Mumbai. Gateway Terminals India (part of Maersk) responded.

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Company non-response
3 February 2010

SC Thakur did not respond to: Intl. Transport Workers' Federation alleges Maersk contractor SC Thakur beat up port workers in Mumbai (the workers had previously made court depositions over SC Thakur not paying social security contributions).

Company response
13 January 2010

Response by APM Terminals (part of A.P. Moller - Maersk): Intl. Transport Workers' Federation alleges Maersk contractor SC Thakur beat up port workers in Mumbai.

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Article
13 January 2010

[DOC] Gateway Terminals India response re alleged violence by contractor

Author: Gateway Terminals India (joint venutre Container Corporation of India and APM Terminals, part of Maersk)

...[our] investigation concluded this incident of violence was based on a personal issue between the individuals involved after a social evening at a private home...Although the reasons for this incident are based on personal matters, GTI strongly prohibits violence against its own employees and contracted employees...As AP Moller-Maersk we have signed up to the UN Global Compact... we are continuously working to ensure correct standards in the area of labour rights...We share ITF’s disappointment that it has taken so much time to solve this extremely complex legal and local labor issue. [Gateway Terminals India is a joint venture between APM Terminals and Container Corporation of India Limited. APM Terminals is a part of the AP Moller Maersk Group.]

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Article
19 November 2009

ITF tells Møller-Maersk to dump violent contractor [India]

Author: eyefortransport.com

The ITF [International Transport Workers' Federation] has put Møller-Maersk on notice that it has to get rid of one of its contractors that has allegedly repeatedly attacked port drivers in Mumbai, India...Backed by Indian trade unions, the ITF is demanding that the company sever all relations with the contractor, SC Thakur, which...is believed to be behind the latest attacks on October 23rd, when three members of the Transport & Dock Workers' Union (TDWU) say they were beaten by Thakur supervisors who forced their way into their homes - one of the assaults was carried out in front of the man's wife and children. [We have attempted to contact SC Thakur to invite it to respond but have been unable to reach the company.]

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Article
18 November 2009

Act now on violence in India, shipping giant Møller-Maersk told

Author: International Transport Workers' Federation

The ITF is demanding that Danish shipping and port multinational, Møller-Maersk, sack one of its contractors after it allegedly repeatedly carried out violent assaults against port drivers in India...[Maersk response provided on our website. We have attempted to contact SC Thakur to respond].

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