Following enquiries, this advisory points reporters to employment law covering strikes and lockouts in essential services.
Members of the Maritime Union were thrilled today that following a Settlement Conference with the Employment Court, Ports of Auckland has seen sense and undertaken to halt its contracting processes and re-enter collective bargaining.
Aucklanders wanting to make a stand against casualisation of work are being invited to join Ports of Auckland workers at a community rally this afternoon.
The Ports of Auckland has confirmed that it is proceeding with a plan to sack its stevedoring workforce.
The contracting out of work covered in a signed collective employment agreement between the parties is a major stumbling block in the current industrial dispute at Ports of Auckland.