Maritime Union of New Zealand Blog

Welcome to the Maritime Union

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.

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Our Islands Need Ships, Our Workers Need Jobs

New Zealand needs a balanced, efficient and affordable transport system. It must be safe, accessible, environmentally sustainable and flexible enough to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Our existing intermodal system is systemically...


We Remember: September 3rd is Merchant Navy Day

During the Second World War, thousands of New Zealand seafarers volunteered to serve in the Merchant Navy. They sailed shipments of fuel, food and other essential supplies across the world, and delivered troops and...


Vale Jimmy Rosser

With great sadness we must report that Jimmy Rosser, stalwart seafarer and life member of MUNZ, passed away on Saturday 15th July. 


Vale Brother Hanafi Rustandi

National Secretary Paddy Crumlin and General Secretary of MUNZ Joe Fleetwood sadly report that friend and comrade of the MUA, MUNZ and the ITF and long term leader of the Indonesian Seafarers Union and...