Ports of Auckland documents show “best crane rate ever” in 2011
The Maritime Union says workers at the Ports of Auckland have lifted container move rates at the port to record levels.
Maritime Union National President Garry Parsloe says productivity of workers at the Ports of Auckland is higher than ever before, but management were trying to negate the success of their own port.
He says for the last several weeks, the public had been bombarded with a stream of invective about the productivity failings of the workforce at Ports of Auckland by Port company management, as a management tactic during an industrial dispute.
However an internal document from Ports of Auckland management in September 2011 celebrates the “best crane rate ever” at Ports of Auckland.
The document is entitled “Celebrate September Crane Results – it’s BBQ time.”
The document notes that “Over the month of September we had four record breaking vessel performances” and notes the details for the four ships, inviting workers to a celebration BBQ.
Mr Parsloe says it seems port management have a different story for each day of the week.
He says that since management had been circulating negotiation documents to political bloggers and other third parties, the Maritime Union would now release its documentation as well to media on request.
“Frankly it seems bizarre that Ports of Auckland management are doing their best to run down their own public image rather than promote the capability and productivity of their workforce.”