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.Read more
The Maritime Union says the Ports of Auckland is too important to the country to be drawn into a local power struggle.Read more
Svitzer management are attempting clawbacks of wages, reducing job security, and undermining safety standards, for their Australian tug crews.Read more
The Maritime Union is concerned about rumours of privatization at the Ports of Auckland, involving global network terminal operator (GNT) DP World leasing operations.Read more
This publication commemorates ten years since the 2012 Ports of Auckland Dispute. It provides the history of the dispute in pictures and words, and was published for the special ten year anniversary events held by the Maritime Union of New Zealand in Auckland in October 2022.Read more
The New Zealand waterfront industry is on the brink of a new era, thanks to years of organizing work and the dedication of one waterfront worker in particular.Read more
The dangers of loading heavy vehicles onto vessels are under the spotlight following the prosecution of KiwiRail and a towing contractor.Read more
On 12 November 1921 was ‘Black Tuesday’, when Waihi miner Fred Evans was killed while on strike with 1,500 of his workmates.
The Waihi Miners’ Strike was a pivotal point in Aotearoa New Zealand’s industrial relations history and every year we remember Fred and the significant impact of the strike.
Maritime Unions of Australia and New Zealand have come together with a charity boxing event “War on The Wharves” represented by their members to raise donations for Souths Cares. Live stream here.Read more