The Maritime Union says that the responsibility for the Rena disaster lies with Government and authorities as much as with individual crew members.
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.
New Zealand workers should copy workers in the UK, USA, Ireland and France who have strongly resisted attacks on public services and workers in those services.