Category: Media releases
The Maritime Union of New Zealand is concerned about the reduction in monitoring of international shipping by Maritime New Zealand, the Government agency responsible for ensuring a “safe, secure and clean” maritime environment.
Maritime Union of New Zealand National Secretary Joe Fleetwood says New Zealand is a maritime nation but there was no leadership from central Government for the industry.
Foreign crew aboard a detained ship in Tauranga have received interim payments totalling thousands of dollars after unions intervened following several months of serious problems.
A global campaign against oil operator Chevron has come to New Zealand, with maritime unions saying the company has a bad record of dealing with local communities around the world.