Maritime Union of New Zealand Blog


COVID-19 alert

As of 11.59pm on Sunday 14 February, Auckland moved to Alert Level 3 for a period of 3 days. The rest of New Zealand moved to Alert Level 2 for the same period.


Skilled New Zealand workers turned down for jobs at Ports of Auckland

Ports of Auckland Limited CEO Tony Gibson has told media that there are no New Zealand workers available for key jobs including crane and straddle drivers.
However the Union has an email from a former POAL employee that turns him down for a job as a straddle driver, and instead offers a role for skilled lashing work on a ship.