The Maritime Union is greatly saddened by the death of Maritime Union Lyttelton Branch President Brad Fletcher in a workplace accident on Thursday 28 August 2014. Maritime Union National Secretary Joe Fleetwood says the death of Brad Fletcher, a full-time worker at the Port of Lyttelton, was a great shock. Brad was a highly respected figure in Lyttelton and within the Maritime Union, and the Union would be supporting his workmates and family.
Ports of Auckland dispute newsletter 21 August 2013 (PDF, 889 Kb)
New Zealand maritime workers played a leading role in supporting the UK miners in their darkest hour, under savage attack from the Thatcher Tory Government
The story of how New Zealand seamen donated tens of thousands of dollars and sent a secret container of 18,100 pounds of lamb to the UK miners in 1984/1985.