The Maritime Union is playing an active role in the campaign against the TPPA free trade deal and has linked up to North American maritime workers fighting against the free trade deal.
Heavy criticism of the use of overseas labour in the New Zealand fishing industry in a major US Government report is justified, and confirms how bad practices have become in the New Zealand maritime sector.
The Maritime Union has welcomed the Government’s announcement that foreign charter fishing vessels working in New Zealand waters will have to be reflagged under the New Zealand flag.
The Maritime Union welcomes the announcement by the Government of details for its inquiry into the fishing industry – but we want real answers.
The announcement of a ministerial inquiry into foreign fishing charter vessels in New Zealand waters is long overdue.
New Zealand maritime workers will be going up the gangway this week to check out ships flying “flags of convenience” and ensure that crew conditions, wages, and health and safety standards are up to scratch.