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UK EU Trading
UK Exports Surge, Trade Gap Narrows Following Brexit Vote
The UK’s deficit on trade in goods and services narrowed by £1.1bn in July, official figures reveal, giving renewed hope to British exporters in the wake of the Brexit vote.
According to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK trade deficit fell from £5.6bn in June to £4.5bn in July 2016. The narrowing trade gap was driven by a boost in British goods exports, which jumped by £0.8bn, or 2%, while imports dropped by 3.6%. The figures reflect a rise in the export of ships and fuel, and minor increases in food, beverages and tobacco and machinery, the ONS says.
The plunge in the value of the pound following the UK’s vote to leave the EU on June 23 seems to have been helping British exporters. In July 2016, the sterling Exchange Rate Index (ERI) was 15% lower compared with the same period last year, making UK goods more competitive on the global market.
Source from PCB
West-Coast Ports Still Face Container Repositioning Issues
While US west coast ports maybe coming up to speed again after the congestion problems caused in part by a protracted labour dispute, throughput figures point to ongoing issues, particularly with repositioning empties.
Figures released yesterday from the Port of Los Angeles showed that imports fell by just under 1% in May to 348,427 teu, down from 351,403 in May 2014. Exports fell even more, down 3.5% year on year to 152,917 teu. Combined, this represented a year-on-year fall in loaded containers of 1.7%.
A leap in the number of empties handled, however, dragged total volumes up year on year by 0.8% to 694,791 teu.
For the first five months of 2015, overall volumes of 3.2m teu are down 4% compared with the same period in 2014
US Commerce Secretary joins ILWU-PMA talks
U.S. Commerce Secretary
Penny Pritzker has entered negotiations between the International Longshore and
Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association, reflecting a ratcheting
up of Obama administration pressure on both sides to reach a deal in order to
end crippling West Coast port congestion.
The PMA Offer
After nine months of bargaining, the Pacific Maritime Association presented a comprehensive offer that would enhance the ILWU’s impressive wage and benefits package. A summary of key points is below.
Wages would continue to rise – well into six figures for full-time workers:
Full-time ILWU workers already earn an average of $147,000 per year, which includes a base rate of $35.68 per hour, as well as very substantial skill rates, shift premiums, guarantees, overtime, vacation and holiday pay.
Under the PMA’s latest offer, the base rate would rise to $40.68 over five years – a 14% increase, or roughly 3% each year.
Given the dramatic multipliers described above, average full-time wages can be expected to rise well above the current $147,000 per year.
Health care benefits would continue to be among the nation’s finest:
ILWU workers, dependents and retirees currently receive fully employer paid health care, with no premiums, no in-network deductibles or co-pays, $1 prescriptions and 100 percent coverage of basic hospital, medical and surgical benefits.
These benefits already cost employers $35,000 per worker per year; under the PMA offer, benefits would be fully maintained.
A recent study by the University of Chicago ranked the cost of the ILWU plan in the nation’s top 1 percent – a trend that is likely to continue under the PMA’s latest offer.
Major recent pension upgrades would be extended:
The current maximum ILWU pension benefit is $79,920 per year, which is more than double the maximum benefit that was available as recently as 2002.
The PMA proposal would increase the maximum pension benefit by 11.1% to $88,800 per year.
Additional contract provisions include:
Existing pay guarantees would be increased to 40 hours per week.
ILWU would hold jurisdiction over maintenance and repair of truck chassis.
PMA Makes “All-in” Offer to ILWU as Contract Talks Lag
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (February 4, 2015) – Seeking to break the deadlock in stalled West Coast longshore negotiations, the Pacific Maritime Association has made an “all-in” contract offer that would significantly increase compensation to members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union.
Full-time ILWU workers already earn an average of $147,000 per year, and would see their wages rise roughly 3 percent per year, along with fully paid health care that costs employers $35,000 per worker per year. The maximum ILWU pension would rise to $88,800 per year as part of the proposed five-year contract.
PMA’s offer is designed to bring contract negotiations to a close after nearly nine months, and follows three months of severe ILWU slowdowns that have crippled productivity at major West Coast ports.
“Our members have shown tremendous restraint in the face of ILWU slowdowns that have cut productivity by as much as 30, 40, even 50 percent,” said PMA President Jim McKenna. “This offer puts us all-in as we seek to wrap up these contract talks and return our ports to normal operations.”
PMA’s offer also meets the ILWU’s two biggest demands: maintenance of their Cadillac health benefits – which feature no worker premiums, no co-pays and no deductibles for in-network benefits – as well as jurisdiction over maintenance and repair of truck chassis. Those two issues consumed months of contract talks, and in both cases PMA has offered significant concessions to the ILWU.
The resulting contract offer calls for a cost increase of roughly five percent each year over the life of the five-year contract.
ILWU slowdowns – which are prohibited by contract – are now in their 14th week, severely impacting operations at major West Coast ports including Tacoma, Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles and Long Beach. PMA has requested a contract extension, which would prohibit slowdowns, but the ILWU has refused.
Despite four weeks of participation by a federal mediator, the parties have not yet been able to bridge the considerable gaps between them. The Union has recently made significant new demands, and is also insisting on changes to the decades-long process for selecting arbitrators – trying to change the rules on the waterfront in their favor, giving them the ability to unilaterally remove arbitrators who rule against them.
“The deteriorating situation on the docks is in nobody’s long-term interest,” McKenna said. “I hope the ILWU leadership will give very serious consideration to this contract offer, which I believe respects their members and gives us a clear path to conclude these talks. We owe it to workers and businesses across the nation to resolve our differences and get our ports moving again.”
A fact sheet on the PMA offer is attached, and a video of McKenna offering details of the offer is available on the PMA website: www.pmanet.org.
Imports Spike at Prince Rupert Which Says it Can Handle More
The Port of Prince Rupert says it can handle more diversions of U.S-bound cargo after import traffic jumped 72 percent last month, a likely result of shippers rerouting cargo away from congested U.S. terminals.
U.S. shippers’ fears of a U.S. West Coast port lockout — like the one experienced for 10 days in 2002 —rose after the Pacific Maritime Association warned on Monday that International Longshore and Warehouse Union slowdowns and the withholding of skilled labor was bringing terminals to the brink of “complete gridlock.” The latest tit-for-tat between the two parties, which have been negotiating a contract for eight months, comes despite the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service announcing on Jan. 5 that talks would be held under its auspices.