Union, Croatia port operator sign first CBA for container operations in Adriatic region
Zagreb, Croatia (4E) – Workers at a container terminal in Rijeka, Croatia and the terminal operator have signed the first collective bargaining agreement (CBA) tailored for container operations in the Adriatic region.
Philippine-based container port company ICTSI said in a press release Monday that the management of its Croatian subsidiary Adriatic Gate Container Terminal (AGCT) and employees represented by The Independent Union of Employees of Port of Rijeka signed the CBA.
Signing the CBA were Dr. Antonio Passaro, AGCT CEO; Rusimir Cimirotic, union chairman; and Roberto Zubcic, Autonomous Union of Employees in the Port of Rijeka chairman.
ICTSI described the CBA as providing the highest level of education, social development, safety and productivity for AGCT employees.
“It also seeks to improve productivity, reduce waste and set grounds for future medium and long term developments in line with European Union and International Labor Organization guidelines,” the company said.
The AGCT is the contractor for the container terminal at the Port of Rijeka. The company will expand the terminal’s capacity to 600,000 20-foot containers. Container traffic at the terminal was more than 137,000 in 2010.
ICTSI is a container terminal operator at the Manila port. It also operates and develops 25 marine terminals and port projects in 18 countries.