Maritime Union of New Zealand
The Maritime Union of New Zealand was formed in 2002 when the New Zealand Waterfront Workers’ Union and the New Zealand Seafarers’ Union joined together. We represent waterfront workers, seafarers and related workers in New Zealand.
Foreign crew aboard a detained ship in Tauranga have received interim payments totalling thousands of dollars after unions intervened following several months of serious problems.
A global campaign against oil operator Chevron has come to New Zealand, with maritime unions saying the company has a bad record of dealing with local communities around the world.
The Maritime Union says a straddle accident at Port Chalmers on Wednesday 1 July involved one of its members.
The Maritime Union of New Zealand has noted the guilty plea of the Lyttelton Port Company (LPC) to charges laid by Worksafe following the death of port worker Brad Fletcher in August 2014.
The Maritime Union has repeated its warnings that the Christchurch City Council should not privatise key assets including the Port of Lyttelton.
The Maritime Union has welcomed the sentencing of a port company following the death of a union member in a workplace accident in 2013.