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The Maritime Union says it is helping the Burmese crew from the seized vessel Annapurna in the Ports of Auckland.
The Liberian-flagged Annapurna was seized yesterday by creditors after it berthed in Auckland, following the bankruptcy of its owners Eastwind.
Maritime Union Auckland Seafarers Branch Secretary Garry Parsloe, who represents the International Transport Workers Federation, says the primary concern of the Union is that crew members are paid their wages.
The Maritime Union of New Zealand today voiced support for striking Air New Zealand cabin crew.
The 240 crew employed by Air NZ subsidiary Zeal walked off the job today for four days after months of fruitless negotiations over pay parity with staff employed directly by the airline.
The Maritime Union says a major Union victory in Europe for job security for port workers signals a turning of the tide in the global maritime industry.
The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly on 18 January 2006 to throw out a plan to extend corporate control over European ports.
On 16 January, 6000 dockers from 16 European countries mounted a strong protest against the plan in Strasbourg, France, in defence of jobs, working conditions, health and safety, and the quality of port services.
Maritime Union General Secretary Trevor Hanson says it is a major victory that was gained by an active campaign by workers – and which has implications for the New Zealand industry.