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Get out and vote

Seafarers Ben and Byron are voting in the General Election in September 2014 and having their say about the Government.

To find out more about how you can vote or get your workmates, friends and family voting, visit the union website www.getoutandvote.org.nz

Maritime Union outlines 2011 election priorities 0

Maritime Union outlines 2011 election priorities

The Maritime Union of New Zealand says secure jobs, improved wages and conditions, national sovereignty, and major improvements to New Zealand’s maritime and transport policy are its election priorities.

Labour employment relations policy deals with important issues 0

Labour employment relations policy deals with important issues

The Maritime Union of New Zealand has welcomed the release of the Labour Party’s policy for employment relations today.

Maritime Union General Secretary Trevor Hanson says it is important that the policy has focussed on providing protections for workers in a time of global economic turmoil.

“The Maritime Union position is that we need to pay more attention to the job security and stability for workers, and this policy has taken these issues on board.”

Maritime Union puts forward 2008 election goals 0

Maritime Union puts forward 2008 election goals

The Maritime Union has announced its priorities for the 2008 election.

Maritime Union General Secretary Trevor Hanson says the Union wants to see the return of a Labour-led Government to continue what he describes as incremental but positive moves to develop the maritime and transport industries.

Mr Hanson says the Maritime Union is strongly endorsing the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions (CTU) election policy document, especially regarding key issues such as wages, employment relations, health and safety, ACC, and transport.