On the last meeting of SSDC – Ports that took place on 11.06. in Brussels, 4 social partners: 2 employers organizations (ESPO and FIPORT) and 2 trade unions (ETF and IDC) started the discussion on occupational health and safety in ports. Two sub-committees were founded, one for the terminal issues and another for the onboard ones. The main topics to start working on were identified. At the beginning, it will be mainly studies on the current situation.
Another important topic that social partners entered into the social dialogue was training of port workers/dockers where it exists. They accepted that there is also a need to clarify the situation.