Category: In the news
The Maritime Union’s comments on the effect on ports of decisions by Fonterra and shipping companies have featured widely in the news.
TVNZ reports that “the Maritime Union of New Zealand is calling for national co-ordination of port strategy, arguing that Fonterra is exerting such power as a customer it is effectively rationalising the port industry.”
The Taranaki Daily News writes that “Zealand’s waterfront workers and seafarers have savaged Fonterra’s decision to drop Port Taranaki, warning it has the potential to ‘rip the guts out’ of the port” following a “a bombshell decision last week, the dairy giant said it would be railing Whareroa product to Auckland and Tauranga instead.”
The Council of Trade Union says a proposal to increase in GST would hit low income earners hard.
More news on why workers have not been invited to the Government’s health and safety discussion group – only corporate chief executives!