Wednesday, 20 February 2013
MUNZ members meet to discuss facilitator's findings on Ports of Auckland collective agreement
Maritime Union of New Zealand members at the Ports of Auckland met this morning to look at the recommendations of the Employment Relations Authority facilitator on the dispute.
Friday, 14 December 2012
Ports of Auckland fined $40,000 for illegal actions against its workforce
The Employment Relations Authority has fined the Ports of Auckland $40,000 for illegally employing strike breaking contractors during industrial action at the Port earlier this year.
Monday, 12 November 2012
Ports of Auckland workers remain united
Maritime Union of New Zealand members at Ports of Auckland have backed their Union with a vote of confidence.
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Maritime Union of New Zealand holds 4th Triennial Conference this week
The Maritime Union is holding its 4th Triennial Conference this week in Wellington.
Saturday, 18 August 2012
Maritime Union backs new ports bill
The Maritime Union says a new members bill that will increase the transparency and accountability of publicly owned New Zealand ports is a positive move and has wide support.
Friday, 6 July 2012
Auckland bus drivers vote against offer from NZ Bus
A large meeting of bus drivers in Auckland today has voted near unanimously to not accept an offer on pay and conditions from NZ Bus, and have instructed their representatives to return to negotiate a better deal.
Thursday, 28 June 2012
Family time at Easter for retail workers safe
Shop workers will be delighted by the defeat in Parliament of yet another bill which would have made it harder for them to spend Easter with their families, the retail workers' union said today.
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
John Key's Top 10 list about as useful as his Letterman Show appearance
John Key's just-released Top 10 list is meaningless without a dedicated plan to grow jobs in the economy, FIRST Union said today.
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Maritime Union welcomes US Government report "spotlight" on New Zealand fishing industry practices
The Maritime Union says heavy criticism of the use of overseas labour in the New Zealand fishing industry in a major US Government report is justified, and confirms how bad practices have become in the New Zealand maritime sector.
Thursday, 7 June 2012
Redundancies at Summit Wool Spinners
Redundancies at a major North Otago wool plant are reflective of the difficulty manufacturers are facing across the country, the textile workers' union said today.
Friday, 1 June 2012
Maritime Union calls for complete overhaul of shipping policy
The Maritime Union is calling for a complete overhaul of New Zealand shipping policy to avoid a repeat of the Rena disaster.
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Maritime Union welcomes Government decision to reflag foreign fishing vessels
The Maritime Union has welcomed the Government's announcement that foreign charter fishing vessels working in New Zealand waters will have to be reflagged under the New Zealand flag.
Friday, 20 April 2012
Rena update (#215)
20 April 2012 - 12.30pm
Good progress has been made on salvage activities this week.
Cigarette plain packaging could come unstuck under secret trade deal
Plans to introduce plain packaging of cigarettes could come unstuck as a result of New Zealand’s involvement in trade talks – which so far remain in secret.
Thursday, 19 April 2012
Talley's AFFCO misleads over employment settlement
A union who recently settled an employment agreement with Talley's AFFCO has hit back at a misleading description of the settlement from the company's public relations team today.
Friday, 13 April 2012
Rena update (#214)
13 April 2012 - 12.45am
An over flight by MNZ yesterday morning noted damage to the forward section bulkhead between No 2 and No 3 hold.
Friday, 30 March 2012
Great relief for Auckland wharfies and their families
Auckland wharfies are today relieved to hear that they can return to work to get the Port up and running again for Auckland.
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Ports plans now looking like a train wreck
Today's injunction stopping Ports of Auckland progressing its plans to dismiss and replace its workforce, combined with the company's plan of an indefinite lockout, leaves Auckland Council with no choice but to intervene to find a workable solution to the industrial dispute, the Maritime Union said today.
Mediation frustrating with Ports of Auckland
Mediation between Ports of Auckland and the Maritime Union today failed to reach agreement on a return to work of Maritime Union members following the lifting of strike action last week.
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Unlawful lockout escalates Ports dispute
Ports of Auckland workers are shocked to learn that the Ports have moved to lock them out of their jobs.
Wharfies welcome Port undertakings to not contract out
Members of the Maritime Union were thrilled today that following a Settlement Conference with the Employment Court, Ports of Auckland has seen sense and undertaken to halt its contracting processes and re-enter collective bargaining.
Saturday, 17 March 2012
Canterbury Bulldogs, musicians visit Port workers this weekend
Ports of Auckland workers will be boosted by several displays of support and solidarity this weekend, the Maritime Union said today.
Thursday, 15 March 2012
Maori Bishop of Wellington joins Ports workers 4pm
Maori Bishop of Wellington joins Ports workers 4pm today to express support
Bishop Muru Walters of Wellington will be joining the Ports of Auckland workers' picket line at Teal Park today.
Auckland Council meeting discusses Ports of Auckland
Representatives of the Council of Trade Unions and the Maritime Union are attending a full meeting of the Auckland Council this morning.
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Next step in attempt to protect secure jobs for Ports workers
The Maritime Union has today taken further legal steps in an effort to protect secure jobs at Ports of Auckland.
Sunday, 11 March 2012
Mayor, Church mediation offers in Ports dispute warmly welcomed
The Maritime Union has warmly welcomed an offer of mediation from the Mayor of Auckland Len Brown, and the Anglican and Roman Catholic bishops, made publicly over the last two days.
Thursday, 8 March 2012
Rena-style navigation interference at play in Ports dispute
Lessons from the Rena disaster clearly haven't been learnt, as new evidence emerges of deliberate attempts by shipping company Maersk to interfere with the navigation systems of two ships arriving into Auckland during the current Ports dispute.
Canadian steelworkers bring smelter protest to New Zealand
Canadian United Steel Workers (USW) officials Guy Farrell and Mark Matais are visiting New Zealand this week to highlight the plight of 780 locked out aluminium smelter workers in Quebec.
Port contracting out proposal unlawful - union
The Maritime Union says that the Ports of Auckland decision to dismiss its workforce is unlawful, and workers will challenge it.
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Maritime Union welcomes Auckland Mayor's comments on port dispute
The Maritime Union has welcomed comments in the media from the Mayor of Auckland Len Brown supporting a collective employment agreement at the Ports of Auckland.