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UAE company punishes port workers in Canada over solidarity with Palestine

Canada (QNN)- The Dubai Ports World (DP World) sent out notices delivering a three-day suspension to 94 port workers who respected a Block the Boat community picket against the Israeli Zim Volans ship in Prince Rupert, northern British Columbia, and refused to unload the vessel.

DP World, owned by state-owned Dubai World, manages 78 operating terminals in over 40 countries, several of which are in Canada, according to Mondoweiss.

Last year, the Israeli company DoverTower and DP World signed several cooperation deals including a joint bid on the privatization of the Haifa Port.

Mondoweiss reported that this is not the first time that DP World has tried to punish workers who respected a community picket and upheld principles of solidarity. In December 2018, dockworkers on Canada’s east coast refused to cross a picket protesting Canada’s arms sales to Saudi Arabia. DP World attempted to punish its employees as a result.

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